We are delighted to announce details of a new project which will see Chris Brammall collaborate with three other Cumbria based businesses and fly the county flag in Kidderminster.

We have been commissioned to design a series of interpretation benches as part of a new music heritage trail to be featured in the city centre.

Developed by  Chris, the finished design combines the skills and products of other high profile Cumbria businesses including Burlington Stone Kirkby-in-Furness, The Stone Workshop Ulverston and Sedbergh based Front Row Graphics, who are responsible for the interpretation artwork and graphics.

Mild steel, complemented by Burlington's Brathay Stone - quarried in the heart of the lakes - and glass, will be used to create nine interpretation benches designed in the form of stacked vinyl's depicting the rich music heritage of Kidderminster.  The town has links to many famous musicians including Captain Beefheart, John Peel and Led Zeppelin lead singer and lyricist Robert Plant.

Manufacturing will take place at the Ulverston workshop, with local lad and newly qualified tradesman Joe Ward leading the project.  Joe recently completed a three year apprenticeship at Furness College and is now in his fourth proven year working under the watchful eye of mentor and workshop manager Andy John.

Joe Ward works on the Kidderminster project. Joe Ward works on the Kidderminster project.

Chris comments "Brathay Stone was chosen for this latest project in Kidderminster due to its deep black with gold fleck colour palette, which complements the record vinyl theme.   For me personally and as a designer, being able to use quality locally sourced raw materials where possible, is an important part of our company ethos.   Chris Brammall pieces are timeless works of art and using only the very best in materials and workmanship will ensure the finished products meet our quality mark of approval".

Nine interpretation benches, to form part of the Kidderminster Music Trail, are due to be installed towards the end of October.