Completing the new public realm at the heart of the campus
This month has seen even more developments in the public realm with new planters and feature lighting installed along with the four art plinths which are awaiting their specially commissioned Philip King sculptures, due to arrive in the coming months.
A beautiful array of trees and plants are now bedded in for full bloom in the spring, ready to be enjoyed from the various stylish concrete benches and seats that form the new planters.
The important task of naming this transformative public realm has been discussed, considered and researched at length here at Notting Dale, and it was clear that delving into the fascinating history of the campus was the only way to go. So in celebration of its industrious past life as a scrap metal ‘breaker’s yard’ for cars, the decision to call it Breaker’s Place was a no brainer.
The yard was a key background scene to life within the Republic of Frestonia over the years, inspiring the concept for their art gallery and in turn the art that was created, just as Breaker’s Place will become an integral and treasured outdoor space with its own public art for all to enjoy on campus.