Workshops

Over the last 3 weeks we’ve been working with different local groups to explore the site together, collect samples and begin using them as inspiration for the gateway design – click on the workshops tag above to see what we’ve been up to…

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Sourcing local materials

Ideas for the gateway are emerging… we’re keen to create a design that’s inspired by the site itself – its geology and wildlife, but made from materials sourced locally from industry.

Ian’s been contacting local manufacturers in the Manton and Worksop area to see what we can use.

We met with Craig at Brunton Shaw’s wire rope factory on Sandy Lane in Worksop. http://www.brunton-shaw.com.

He showed us round the huge factory where they twist and stretch the metal into vast lengths of rope, and gave us some samples…

 

Next we visited Pandrol on Gateford Road in Worksop. http://www.pandrol.com

They make sprung steel clips for the railways, fastening the tracks to the sleepers, and saw the process of how they took steel bars, melted them in a burning furnace and then twisted into the bendy clip shapes with orange robots…

 

We’re off to Thoresby Estate wood yard next week for some oak …