Giant building wrap installed at the Sandhurst Block in Whitehill & Bordon
Embrace Building Wraps have now concluded the installation of what is thought to be the UK’s biggest outdoor art installation on behalf of the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company.
Our scope of works included dressing the five visible frontages of The Sandhurst Block on the former army barracks in Bordon – a regeneration area being transformed into the new Prince Philip Park.
The outstanding artwork designs were mainly from the creative mind of artist, architect & designer Shiraaz Ali following an open call to artists earlier this year. The colourful designs celebrate community, nature and future generations. Over fifty of the panel pieces were provided by members of the community following a workshop with local residents.
Greg Forster, Managing Director at Embrace Building Wraps said:
We were first approached about this exciting project back in October last year. From the initial brief we were keen to get on board with the client on a community project like this and having seen the creative designs we could visualise the install as it is today. The colours really pop out from the red brick behind.
When wrapping structures of this size our team of experts can handle all of the operational challenges. At the Sandhurst Block we had to measure 54 window voids precisely using a cherry picker and ensure each of the different designs end up in inserted the correct window. For the tall panels we were able to produce the banners in one piece having calculated exact dimensions that accommodate three structural returns and two balconies.
The client was delighted when we were the only specialist able to offer a PVC-free solution for the wraps at the tender stage. The end result is truly spectacular!
Alongside the printed artwork will be a series of living walls for local wildlife to enjoy and a giant screen for a new Nightflix drive-in cinema opening later this month.
Take a look at our full The Sandhust Block case study.