The sculptor Alex Chinneck has been chosen to create the largest piece of public art ever commissioned in Sheffield. The project will be inspired by the area’s rich energy history, including the former cooling towers which were demolished in 2008. A design is set to be unveiled early next year and Alex has been meeting local businesses and school children, including pupils from Tinsley Meadows, as part of his research. The project is set to be completed by Summer 2018.
Alex said: “I am honoured to be given this opportunity and look forward to developing a unique response to this interesting and important location. We are committed to delivering a project for Tinsley that positively contributes to the region’s future while resonating with its industrial past.”