In 2013 I was appointed to develop design concepts for a new entrance to Dewsbury Country Park. Throughout the project I collaborated with Landscape Architect Andrew Muddiman from Kirklees Street Scene. Together we have produced a design for a new main entrance way and car park which includes integrated site-specific artworks. I devised a creative community engagement project called ‘The Earthworks Project’ and was based at Crow Nest Park Museum where I organised and led creative sessions with local people of all age.
Over the next 5 years this 72 hectre brown field site will be transformed. It will become the biggest new woodland in Yorkshire with significant funding and support from the Woodland Trust and the forestry Commission. Miles of new accessible footpaths are being installed to connect with surrounding walking and cycling routes, including the Spen Valley Greenway.
The current condition of the main entrance to the site. Funding is currently being raised to transform this access and connect it with surrounding housing and community space.
design concept visuals
Concepts include designs for kinetic entrance way features (collaboration with sculpture Andy Plant), bespoke boundery fencing and cast terrazzo seating. Landscape design by Andrew Muddiman Street Scene Kirklees Council