The sculpture created by internationally-renowned sculptor, Charles Hadcock, an 18-tonne structure, known as ‘Verticil’, has been brought back to Lancashire from London after spending a year at both Canary Wharf and Hanover Square.
Designed in 2011 at the artist’s studio in Samlesbury, the striking structure was cast at the Coupe Foundry in Higher Walton and is just one of 24 pieces of the sculptor’s art on public display across Europe. Mounted on stone and cast in iron, the sculpture is a semi-spherical arrangement twisting around a central axis.
Speaking at the unveiling, Charles, who sits on the national board of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, said: “I am delighted that North West Projects has brought one of my pieces home to Lancashire, especially to the very borough in which it was created. The sculpture makes a bold statement and is a fitting marker for such a prestigious building.”
This new building will facilitate our ambitious growth plans. We worked closely with South Ribble Council to identify a suitable site as we grew out of our existing offices at Ackhurst Park, Chorley and we are looking forward to moving our team of 160 into the offices over the coming weeks. The location at Matrix Park meets our business needs perfectly.
– Frank Dalton, managing director at North West Projects