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Abergavenny Brewery Yard 2009
Monmouthshire County Council wanted to regenerate this neglected area of car parking and outdoor market, to create an attractive link space into the High Street and Market Hall. The scheme creates enhanced public space whilst retaining all its functional aspects. In close collaboration with landscape architects Macgregor Smith , Howard is in the process of delivering a whole suite of artworks that reflect the history of brewing on the site. The designs combine the functional and utilitarian feel of the site with a contemporary and imaginative interpretation.
Abergavenny school children carving images of barley in clay bricks that will be included in the sculptures
3 metre high barrel-shaped pillars in brick add to the brewery theme of the site
Images of barley and hops carved in wet-clay bricks lend detail to the scheme.
The children’s carved bricks after firing by Coleford Brickworks in the Forest of Dean
Specialist letter cutting by Cerrig Ltd, Pwllheli.
Large sandstone barrel pillars were designed to frame the edge of the site and draw the viewer up the street.
Carving wet-clay bricks allows the input of the local community
Text by Menna Elfyn and the local community is engraved in industrial-style lettering, built into the retaining walls
Gateway sculptures in Welsh slate continue the barrel theme.
The seats and benches echo the industrial feel of the big barrel-shaped pillars