Woodley Shopping Centre, Woodley, Berkshire
(For Woodley Town Council)
We were asked to reappraise the shopping precinct in Woodley town centre near Reading on behalf of the town council & the town centre management initiative with the support of local businesses such as Waitrose.
We were invited to design an attractive & robust water feature to replace a brick planter in the centre of the shopping precinct following consultations with local residents & shop managers. We presented two options & the design shown below was preferred. This design incorporates a feature known as the ‘Ghandi Stone’ which includes an inscription attributed to Mahatma Ghandi & transverse water arches & bubble jets on a ‘pyramid’ of stone with the original brick planter faced with high quality limestone. The local Miles hawk aircraft heritage is also remembered in a plaque set in the feature.