Announcing the winner of our artwork competition!

News – 24 February 2022

We recently shared that we were offering three local artists the opportunity to have their artwork permanently displayed at our biggest ever development, Sorrel Gardens.

The competition, hosted by our Community Investment team, was a huge success and more than 130 people voted for their favourite design.

After totting up the results, we’re now delighted to announce that local blacksmith Kelly Hubbard received the most votes and will see her ambitious artwork plans brought to life.

Northamptonshire-based Kelly, who will work with a team of blacksmiths on the project, said “My Sorrel Gardens design is based on an artistic interpretation of chamomile plant, to fit in with theme of the development.

“It consists of three separate steel structures, placed in the three circular gardens. They will be finished in a shade of rustic bronze and buried under the soil to give the appearance that the flowers have sprouted from the earth.”

Kelly will be on site next month, meeting with Grand Union Development Project Manager Helen Davies and staff from our partnership contractor on the project, Hill Group. Work is well underway to finish Sorrel Gardens – an Extra Care scheme with 93 apartments for those over 55 with an identified care need, 68 of which will be for social rent and 25 for shared ownership sale.

We can’t wait to see the finished product!