The Art at the Centre project for Slough Borough Council was a £4.5million, 5ha, high street improvement scheme, which was designed and implemented over a period of five years.
Pomery Natural Stone worked closely with the council, six artists, the landscape architects and engineers to help complete the scheme.
An integral part of the design brief was to develop proposals for a unique floorscape design that would draw all the individual design elements together. An interlocking module was designed, inspired by the town's art, historic and cultural background using black and white granite of varying flag sizes.
High-quality natural stone paving materials, bespoke granite benches, new lighting, artwork, open spaces, public plazas, and semi-mature tree planting were specified to dramatically change the high street's physical appearance and open it up to pedestrians and shoppers.