PRESS RELEASE

Sculpture for the new
Tipner M275 Interchange

Community Day, Tipner
August 2013

In July this year Charles Normandale and his
team from Wheely Down Forge won
an important commission to design and
create two large site related sculptures
for Portsmouth City Council. These will
be placed on the new roundabout at the
Tipner M275 interchange beside the newly
created Park and Ride facility.
They celebrate the regeneration of the area
and are part of the “Gateway to Portsmouth”
scheme.
Inspiration came after researching into the
district, its historic past, dialogue with
local people and three art workshops held
with adults and children in Tipner itself. Two
concepts have been approved and accepted
and these are presently under construction at
Wheely Down Forge.
The sculptures relate to the seascape, the
marine history of the area, Harry Pounds
military scrapyard and the old greyhound
stadium.
The works will be appearing on site in March
2014 to be completed in time for the inauguration
ceremony in April 2014.