Community Provided Artwork for Hoarding

On the A23 in Streatham near its southern boundary with Norbury, Harmonix Construction have commenced construction of a new storage premises for our client, Access Self Storage.

Harmonix and Access Self Storage have partnered with the Blue Hoarding Project, which has been formed as part of this year’s Streatham Art Festival, to provide artwork to add a bright and colourful piece of art and a positive perception of life in Streatham for those passing by, and that people living and working here can be proud of. The hoarding is set to surround the site for the next 18 months.

Local schools were approached with a project brief to depict their feelings about life in Streatham. Immanuel amd St Andrews primary schools, Bishop Thomas Grant and Dunraven secondary schools produced 70 pieces of Artwork. Two community art companies were selected. Art4Space and Art Clubbers CIC have enlarged and re-imagined some of the artwork and also produced a mural along Streatham High Road.

Pat Burke, Harmonix Construction’s site-based Project Manager and his assistant Dumitru Huma have worked closely with Project Leader Helen Bird to ensure successful completion of the artwork.

“It means a great deal to have the privilege and opportunity to work with children on this local art project. It’s where they can see their own creations come to life, and be enjoyed by everyone in the local community and by those visit Streatham. It gives meaning to their work and a certain pride about where we live.” – Maria Smith, Teaching Assistant at St Andrews.

“It’s a chance for the company to interact with the local community. Harmonix, where possible, always look to engage with local causes and charities.”

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