Dream wins ICE NW Merit Award
The Dream project was awarded Highly Commended at the recent Institution of Civil Engineers North West Merit Awards 2010 for Civil Engineering Excellence.
Dream highlights a successful project delivered by Cheetham Hill Construction in the role of principal contractor for client St.Helens Council and a great example of teamwork with all parties involved in the design and construction process, which included ARUP, Liverpool Biennial, Evans Concrete Products, Cordek Ltd and ICP Ltd.
Dream is an artistic 20 metres high concrete structure on top of the former Sutton Manor Colliery in St.Helens, located close to Junction 7 of the M62. The concept, which takes the form of a girl"s head with her eyes closed seemingly in a dream-like state, was developed by renowned artist Jaume Plensa
The sculpture was commissioned by St.Helens Council as part of "The Big Art Project", an ambitious public art initiative from Channel 4 supported by Arts Council England, the national development agency for the arts, and The Art Fund, the UK"s leading independent art charity.