Materials Bronze
Year completed 1996
Client Warrington Borough Council
Contractor Foundry: Morris Singer (fountain); Castlle Fine Art (leaves of the Trees)
 
 

Context

The River of Life project was developed in the aftermath of the 1993 IRA bomb in Warrington.

Warrington Borough Council wanted to create a memorial in Bridge Street for those that had died that would also bring hope, freshness and new life back to the area.

Concept

Linking to the River Mersey nearby, the concept was a river running down the length of the street bringing healing and refreshment.

The symbolic water source was re-created over the full length of the pedestrianised section of Upper Bridge Street, climaxing in a raised water feature that springs forth from its centre. Natural stone and granite setts were used to map out a design that accurately mirrors the meandering course of the River Mersey as it passes through the borough of Warrington.

The River of Life artwork was integrated into the streetscape along with associated paving design, seating, tree grilles, lighting columns and even decorative drainage channels.

The new streetscape and integrated water feature was officially opened on 14th November 1996 by HRH The Duchess of Kent.

For more details about this project click 'Visit website' opposite.


Context

The River of Life project was developed in the aftermath of the 1993 IRA bomb in Warrington.

Warrington Borough Council wanted to create a memorial in Bridge Street for those that had died that would also bring hope, freshness and new life back to the area.

Concept

Linking to the River Mersey nearby, the concept was a river running down the length of the street bringing healing and refreshment.

The symbolic water source was re-created over the full length of the pedestrianised section of Upper Bridge Street, climaxing in a raised water feature that springs forth from its centre. Natural stone and granite setts were used to map out a design that accurately mirrors the meandering course of the River Mersey as it passes through the borough of Warrington.

The River of Life artwork was integrated into the streetscape along with associated paving design, seating, tree grilles, lighting columns and even decorative drainage channels.

The new streetscape and integrated water feature was officially opened on 14th November 1996 by HRH The Duchess of Kent.

For more details about this project click 'Visit website' opposite.


 
 
 
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