Meres and Mosses Logo Seating

Benchart Project for Shropshire Wildlife Trust


To create a bench/seat built from brick and tile to be sited in Whitchurch Jubilee Park.


To engage with the local community through schools and adult groups in tile making workshops, which will be incorporated in the bench.


Have displays and presence at Ellesmere Merefest and Whitchurch Blackberry Fair 2016.


The design of the bench will be based on the logo above. The m will be built from engineering blue bricks on a concrete slab. The suggested dimensions are:- Concrete slab 2900mm x 2100mm x 100 set 20mm below ground level to allow for 20mm of tiles. m suggested dimensions 2600mm x 1800mm x 435mm high from the concrete base. The m will be built from 5 courses of engineering blue brick with a 50mm blue brick carved coping tile. The width of the top tile is 300mm with no projection over the bricks. The 300mm section gives adequate legroom between the seating sections of the m and will allow enough room for carving and inlays on the top. The height is a fairly standard seat height and is made up of whole multiples of brick courses. The tiles will be made from buff stoneware clay and fired to 1220C to be durable and frostproof. There is an area of approx 5.2m2 to be tiled. There will be 3 tile making workshops, 1 with a Whitchurch school, and 2 with family groups in the Meres and Mosses area.


The building of the bench in Whitchurch Jubilee Park will be undertaken by a team from Shropshire Homes with assistance from Benchart. It is proposed that the completion of the project is Easter 2017, depending on weather conditions during the build. Easter 2017 falls on April 16th. There will be a celebration event on the site.