West Quay, Poole, Dorset
Artist: David Pierce
Artwork Title: The West Quay Beer Mats
Client: BCP Council
Contractors: Mildren Construction Ltd
Manufacturer: IP Surfaces Ltd
Taking people on a journey from Poole Bridge, along key routes towards Hunger Hill and Towngate Bridge, an array of contemporary wayfinding pieces, stylish street furniture and gateway art sculptures is being installed at Townside, Poole.
Alongside pavement art, on road graphics and street furniture, new wayfinding will orientate people, signpost places, enhance pedestrian routes and reveal the area’s intimate shipbuilding, manufacturing and brewing heritage. They will also feature QR codes that link up with the existing Poole Trail, giving people the opportunity to explore further historical information digitally.
IP Surfaces waterjet-cut various natural and man-made materials combining Premium Black granite, Kilkenny Blue limestone, Tartan sandstone, Kellen Breccia Giallo and Breccia Cottrio as inlayed lettering and illustrations with various colours of solid surface material to create striking ‘larger than life’ representations of actual beer mats.
The Kellen Breccia was also re-textured in-house to make it more like the Kellen Liscio product and we also sandblasted some of the beermats to create even more natural variations of colours. The vibrant solid surface colours used were: Light Green, Diamond White, Orange, Banana, Fiery Red, Festival Pink, Coffee Brown, Lemon Squash and Satin White – all available for you to sample for your next project if required.
Devised by David Pierce from Dallas-Pierce-Quintero, a high proportion of the pieces have been made locally in Poole or Dorset and have been developed following extensive engagement with stakeholders, local historians and Poole Museum over the last few years. The programme of installation is due to be completed by Spring 2021.
This final phase of works aims to celebrate the area’s unique history and create a better environment for residents, businesses, community groups and visitors.