Glasson Industrial Estate

Proposal for a light industrial site in Maryport, West Cumbria, UK

Due to the economic climate in Britain, work on a new light industrial park had stalled leaving a prominent town gateway site in an undesirable state. Rubble heaps were attracting antisocial behaviour which was problematic for the Council.

Maryport, Cumbria, UK. Glasson Industrial Estate temporary artwork concept.

We proposed a temporary, low cost art work, which had the potential to be a long term or even permanent art work. Using the rubble, gabion technology and the approved DA site plan, we designed rubble sheds to simultaneously clean up the site and make a start, so to speak, on construction.

The rubble heaps had begun growing vegetation, it was planned that the rubble sheds would also in time become garden sheds, perhaps suggesting an alternative to the traditional strip of landscaping around light industrial facilities.

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