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New artwork unveiled at Shiregreen housing scheme

28 November 2018
New artwork unveiled at Shiregreen housing scheme

A bespoke piece of public artwork which has been installed at a Shiregreen housing scheme has been officially unveiled at a celebration event.

Located at Sycamore Heights – a housing service for over 55s which is owned and managed by Sanctuary Housing – the feature consists of a large boulder carved with a specially-written poem about the scheme.

The artwork, which also includes an intricate engraving of a sycamore seed, was unveiled by Gill Furniss, MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough.

Also attending the ribbon-cutting event were poet Steve Scott and stonemason and letter carver Steve Roche, who both showcased their skills on the artwork, alongside other Sanctuary representatives and residents from Sycamore Heights.

Gill Furniss MP commented: “It was a pleasure to unveil the new artwork. I’ve visited Sycamore Heights twice before, during construction and when it was newly opened, and I’m always interested in finding out how the development and community is progressing.”

Colleen Eccles, Sanctuary’s head of development, said: “Along with building new homes, it’s really important to support our residents in developing their neighbourhood.

“This artwork will provide a focal point for the Sycamore Heights community and be something for residents to take pride in.”

Completed in December 2016, Sycamore Heights is built on the site of the former Woolley Wood school and consists of 46 one and two-bedroomed apartments for rent.