Created by local willow sculptor Sarah Gallagher-Hayes, the horse is intended to contribute to the Olympic Legacy Programme by providing an inspirational working environment for the Park’s office occupiers. It adds to the existing number of sculptures on the North and South entrance roundabouts, as well as the splitting the atom sculpture at the entrance to Chadwick House.
Representing Team GB’s unprecedented success in the equestrian events, thanks to riders such as Charlotte Dujardin and Nick Skelton, the sculpture has been well received by workers and visitors alike.
Jonathan Walsh, Managing Director at MEPC Birchwood Park commented: “At Birchwood Park we strive to provide the best environments for people to work in as part of our Expect More philosophy. The sculpture has brought a welcome dose of humour to the workplace, as well as reminding us all of the fantastic achievements that have recently taken place in London.”
Jo Hammond at Technidata added: “The Birchwood horse has certainly brightened the atmosphere around our office. I think lots of people are experiencing an inevitable slump in energy now that all the action of London 2012 is over, but the sculpture has made us all smile. At the moment we’re busy trying to think of a name for him!”
Such a positive reception has led Birchwood Park to commission another sculpture. Internationally renowned David Harber will be creating the Park’s next masterpiece, which is expected to be introduced later this year.
MEPC Birchwood Park already boasts some of the best meeting and conference facilities in the North West, complete with a state-of-the-art 150 seat lecture theatre as well as a gym, hotel and numerous eateries. With the sculpted horse now in residence, it seems it has also found a way to fill the void many of the occupiers are feeling in light of the now dissipated Olympic excitement, enhancing its reputation as one of the UK’s leading developers of sustainable business communities.
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