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On Friday 16th December, Countryside and Keir Hardie Primary School unveiled a vibrant, new public arts display at Countryside’s East City Point scheme in Canning Town, E16.

Stepping into the Future with Pavement Art at East City Point

The permanent fixture of original artwork by the children, now cast in brass and set into the public walkway, has been designed following a consultation with the local community. The artwork acts as a constant reminder of the history of the area and is a welcome artistic addition to this flourishing community.

The artwork is the result of a project led by HTA Design, where local residents were invited to share their memories and stories of the area, in order to capture the true essence of the neighbourhood and its past. These tales were the inspiration for a creative drawing workshop with 15 children aged between five and ten from Keir Hardie Primary School, tasked with bringing the memories to life through their artwork. The children created a series of unique illustrations representing what was special about the area, conveying the local nature and its historic past. These illustrations have been recreated in brass and cast into a unique block, creating a distinctive focal point within the development.

Damon Stuart White, a local resident and caretaker at Keir Hardie Primary School, marked the official launch of the artwork within the community, by cutting a ribbon and Paul Sweeney, Community and Customer Services Director at Countryside presented a donation to the school. It was a festive affair with carol singing by local children and gifts presented to every child.

Paul Sweeney, Community and Customer Services Director at Countryside Partnerships South comments: “Keir Hardie Primary School is an integral part of the community at East City Point and it is an absolute pleasure to have the children contribute to the artwork on site. We hope the carefully crafted public art will continue to be a great source of inspiration for the children, as they walk past it every day on their way into school.”

Violet Otieno, Head Teacher at Keir Primary School commented: “We are delighted to receive this generous £500 donation from Countryside which will continue to help our children and school community to flourish. The children are very proud to see their drawings displayed permanently outside and as they walk past the artwork every day on their way to school, they will have a constant reminder of their achievement.”

Adding to its vibrant and active community, the Keir Hardie School and Children’s Centre is at the heart of East City Point. Open to all residents at the development, the school facilities include a roof garden and dance studio, which run regular fitness sessions and connect the school with the local community.

The final phase of homes at East City Point will comprise a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom maisonettes. All apartments boast balconies or terraces, whilst the large split-level duplex maisonette properties offer generous outside space.
Canning Town is benefiting from the rejuvenated Rathbone Market and Canning Town’s new Hallsville Quarter, which will offer a number of high street retailers, and leisure facilities. The area also possesses excellent public transport links at Canning Town station as well as tube and bus routes that run through the night from central London. Alternatively, the Emirates Air Line cable car from the nearby Royal Docks to Greenwich Peninsula, provides a scenic route across the River Thames. Other transport links include the nearby A13 offering access to the M25, M11 and national motorway network.
Prices start at £320,000 for this final phase, with a selection of properties available with the Help to Buy scheme. For further information, please contact East City Point on 020 7473 1198, email eastcitypoint@cpplc.com or visit www.eastcitypoint.com.

For more press information, contact Rebecca Henderson or Nikki Borrow at Oracle Group on 020 8394 2821 or rebecca@oraclepr.co.uk


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