Visitors to Royal Leamington Spa can now find their way around the newly rejuvenated Pump Room Gardens thanks to the installation of a fascinating new piece of artwork.
The circular ‘orientation point’ has just been given pride of place close to the entrance to the Royal Pump Rooms Art Gallery and Museum. The new cast iron and mosaic artwork which has been designed by sculptor Andrew McKeown, has cast iron inlays of well-known Leamington landmarks, which have been designed by children from Clapham Terrace Primary School.
The installation is part of the Pump Room Gardens restoration project funded by Warwick District Council, the Friends of the Pump Room Gardens and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Warwick District Council’s Head of Neighbourhood Services Rob Hoof commented: “The Pump Room Gardens in Leamington are an important space for our whole community, we are therefore very pleased that Clapham Terrace Primary School have made this wonderful contribution to this stunning new landmark for our town.”
Julie Miles, Headteacher of Clapham Terrace Primary School added: “Our children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this project and are very proud of their finished products. Being part of this rejuvenation project, based in the children’s locality has been a focus of their learning in history, geography and art.”