Workington Curwen Hall - Workington

Workington is the largest town, with a population of around 24,295. Workington have a proud history of steel making and coal mining. Below is an overview of the latest completed developments which have been made. Improvements were made to the quality of the public realm aspects of the project; these were made possible due to a grant from the North West Regional Development Agency of 2.74m in conjunction with support from the developers and Allerdale Borough Council.


Workington Town Centre was redeveloped

Building work on the town centre redevelopment is now complete.

The Hub, WorkingtonThe artwork for the centrepiece of the redevelopment, The Hub, was the subject of an international competition won by architects McDowell Benedetti. The project was delivered to an alternative design by BASE structures. The Hub is a canopied outdoor performance space with the first outdoor 3D sound system in the country.

Further public realm works for Curwen Place at the bottom of Ramsay Brow (outside HSBC bank) and the Portico at the West end of Pow St (outside Clydesdale Bank) consisted of granite paving, bespoke bench seating, stainless steel planter casings, and a column sculpture.

Night time 'Coastline' feature on Washington StreetThe public realm works also include  'Coastline' and 'Lookout'.

For more information about each of the individual art projects, including the car park grilles and toilets as well as The Hub, Coast Line and Lookout please visit the public art web page.



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Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
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