Artists invited to get involved with designing the new station

Friends of Handforth Station are still very hopeful that Network Rail will be installing new lifts at the station in 2022 and if government restrictions on building works permit then the lifts may even be in place by the end of 2021.

The new lifts create an opportunity to further enhance the station, building on the station's existing "Platform for Art", so the group are inviting proposals for further artwork to complement the installation of the lifts.

Artists are invited to identify possible artistic enhancements to the new building works and then design them. As well as the lifts themselves, pathways, fences, seats, signage and other associated works also provide scope for inclusion in the design process.

Jenny Barnes, the Artistic Co-ordinator for FoHS, said "We shall ensure that the proposed artwork reflects the nature of the local community and meets the needs of all involved with the station.

"We are inviting artists to identify possible artistic enhancements to the new building works and then design them. As well as the lifts themselves, pathways, fences, seats, signage and other associated works also provide scope for inclusion in the design process."

Jenny added, "We would love local artists to read our announced brief and submit proposals for working with us and with Network Rail and Northern Trains."

FoHS have issued an "Artists' Brief" and they are inviting submissions until the May 15th.

For further information you can email FoHS.

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