Client: Differentia Design
Location: Heart of the Forest. North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire
Black to Green is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve and enhance the industrial heritage and natural history within the Heart of the Forest.
This is an area of roughly 10 square miles across North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire. The Heart of the Forest is an exceptional story of rapid change from 19th century deep coal and open cast mining, clay extraction and associated industrial activity, to a 21st century sustainable landscape led by the creation of The National Forest.
Black to Green focuses upon telling the story of the extraordinary landscape change, celebrating the areas rich industrial past, whilst providing opportunities to learn about and appreciate the local wildlife. Much more than interpretation signs these interactive hubs are beautifully designed with site spectific detailing and finishes reflective to each of the seven key sites.
Design and photos by Differentia - Steve Pardue.
Chris and his team have worked with us on a number of projects in the Lake District National Park. His design and high quality work will leave a long lasting legacy in the Lake District. We have an excellent working relationship and find Chris and his team friendly, efficient and open to our ideas and suggestions.
We have worked with Chris and his team for many years now and they have completed some of our most complicated sculpture projects, with the utmost professionalism and care. Our relationship with CB Arts is more than client/supplier, we see Chris and his team as our partners who we trust. Chris Brammall is an artist in his own right and it is this element that makes his manufacture offer special to us, he understands form, scale, aesthetics and how materials will work in the public realm and this is invaluable.
We are so delighted with our two major pieces of work from Chris - a Spitfire Sculpture and our staircase. Chris listened to our requirements and gave us designs which exceeded our expectations. The Spitfire is the first thing you see on arrival at DCS Group and it is simply awesome. Then in reception visitors experience his amazing staircase as they make their way to our meeting rooms. All in all - he has created superb work and we are delighted. We would definitely use Chris again.
We are so pleased with the metalwork installations CB Arts have created and installed at Whitby, the house looks absolutely wonderful, as do the barriers. The installation team were great and everything went smoothly. It has been a pleasure to work with Chris and the team.