Housing developer Crest Nicholson Regeneration has made a donation of £500 to the art facility at Three Ways School, and invited pupils to get involved with Bath Riverside.
The developer of Bath Riverside has made a contribution of £500 to the department and has also invited pupils from the school to submit artwork to be considered for inclusion within the development.
Bath Riverside has an art strategy in place to ensure that a range of works are incorporated into Bath’s newest residential quarter, providing various points of interest around the site.
Installations to date include stone carvings, bronzes and window etchings and there are more planned for the future.
As the project progresses into future phases, there will be further opportunity for new artworks to be included, which is why Crest Nicholson has approached Bath’s Three Ways School for its input.
Peter Dickinson, who oversees the art strategy for Crest Nicholson, said: “We were impressed by some of the superb work which has been produced by Three Ways School which is why we are keen to offer support and encourage the pupils to be involved in the regeneration of Bath Riverside.
“Crest Nicholson Regeneration is creating homes which appeal to all, regardless of age or disability, and to this end we will also be giving careful consideration to the types of art installations and their locations to ensure they can be enjoyed by everyone.”
“All artwork will be considered on its own merit judged by an independent panel before being incorporated into the development.”
Fareen Lalani, Development Executive for Crest Nicholson Regeneration added, “We’re pleased to support Three Ways School and we’re looking forward to seeing the designs made by the children.
“The art strategy is an exciting opportunity for people to create a work of art that could literally become part of the city, and hopefully some of the pieces created at Three Ways will be selected for inclusion at Bath Riverside.”
Lucy Knibb, Head of Art at Three Ways added: “This is a superb opportunity for the school to have a lasting legacy within a key site in Bath.
“We work with pupils with a wide range of learning disabilities and we’re pleased that they have the opportunity to take part in such an exciting project.
“Art plays an important role at Three Ways School providing a therapeutic and creative outlet for many of our children.”
“We would like to thank Crest Nicholson for their donation to the art department. The money will help us to purchase more materials and equipment for use by all of the pupils in the school.”