Heritage hook returns to Consett – Steelmaking has made a spectacular comeback to Consett as a piece of community artwork.
Weighing in at nearly 30ft by 20ft the piece makes for an impressive display at the main gateway to Fawcett Park, a brand new urban park development by Absolute Civil Engineering Limited.
It is now placed on a section of the town’s famous steelworks site after being winched into position by crane and embedded into a special frame built into the landscape.
The piece was designed by Auton Design Studio in Hexham and Absolute Civil Engineering commissioned TSB Fabrication in Shildon to create the finished tableau which depicts molten steel being poured from a ladle.
The centre piece of the artwork is the 1.6 ton iron hook that was originally uncovered by ACE personnel on site three years ago when undertaking clearance of phase one of the Barratts Homes development.
The discovery triggered the idea of creating a permanent tribute to Consett’s former steel making history that everyone can enjoy once the park is officially opened in Spring 2014.
The short video below shows the project in action…