The client and their funding partner were keen to explore Sheffield’s desire to include public art as part of the external development
We were engaged by Metclad Contracts very early in the process to fabricate samples. The project is for student accommodation for main contractor, RG Group. The architects (Cuniff Design) wanted this feature on both ends of the building.
Following numerous meetings and samples the architect chose triangular patterns in various materials with bespoke perforations or expanded mesh.
Corten expanded mesh and 316 grade mirror finish perforated stainless are perfect choices and reflect Sheffield’s heritage perfectly.
BTS Facades & Fabrications supplied the sub grid for the triangles to reside on. We found great partners in the Expanded Mesh Company who we work very closely with to this day.
The sculpture is to recognise the artists background in Silversmithing and Metalwork and lights up on a night to stunning effect.