Details of new artwork for Doncaster train station revealed
Details of new public art which will celebrate engineering, speed and connectivity at Doncaster train station has been revealed.
The new artwork will consist of 47 monoliths, which are a nod to Doncaster’s past, present and future, and will stretch 40 metres in length. With a fountain and three impressive water walls, the art will take centre stage in the new public space as people step out of the train station and head into the town centre, as a key part of the transformation of Doncaster train station forecourt. The council led redevelopment of the station forecourt is being carried out in partnership with LNER and the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. The scheme will help attract new investment and jobs into Doncaster and the wider region and is benefiting from £7.5 million of Sheffield City Region funding.
The concept was devised by Doncaster Council and further developed by architectural and sculptural metalwork specialist Chris Brammall, who will produce and install the piece.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “This public art reflects our history and our future and will be a real statement piece when people arrive in Doncaster by train. It celebrates our rich rail and horse racing heritage which are still important for the town today and will be in the future.
“The station forecourt redevelopment will create a superb new gateway into our town centre giving the right impression to visitors and potential investors.”
Chris Brammall added: “I am really proud to be delivering this public art sculpture in the town for the people of Doncaster. The artwork design embraces the history and heritage of locomotive engineering in Doncaster and is a very fitting celebration of the important contribution the town made. The sculpture combines my passion for metalwork, engineering and construction.
“It is something locals can be proud of as well as offering a landmark welcome for visitors arriving into the town.”