Porter Hoarding available for reuse

Slough’s most famous street art installation, by Global Street Art, is the subject of an ideas competition for its reuse.

The partnership between Landid and Brockton Capital who developed The Porter Building are looking for a continuing use for the project’s unique hoardings.

The design of the hoardings by internationally renowned street artist collective, Global Street Art, was inspired by the ethos of the building’s developer, a joint venture between Landid and Brockton Capital, which has registered for the WELL Building Standard certification for The Porter Building, which would be one of the first office buildings in the UK to attain the global rating when it completes this summer.

The WELL Building Standard is an international performance-based assessment methodology grounded in medical research that is exclusively focused on human health and well-being in the built environment.

They are now launching a competition open to the Thames Valley community to find a #WellDifferent idea to reuse or repurpose the colourful hoardings so they don’t go to waste.

Chris Hiatt, Landid director, said: “Design considerations such as fresh air and natural daylight are really important to the well-being of people’s workspaces, and we also have to make sure our building processes are good for the planet too. By asking the community to come up with ideas to repurpose the hoardings, less building materials are going to waste, and it gives people the opportunity to re-engage with the artwork which the community has reacted so positively to.”

Landid and Brockton are calling for ideas for the reuse of the hoardings to be tweeted to @PorterBuilding with the hashtag #WellDifferent.

The call for ideas is open to all – organisations or individuals – across the Thames Valley community, and can include ideas for use of all or some of the 2.4m x 1.2m wood panels (panels may vary in size). The most exciting and creative ideas will win the hoarding they need for their project.

The competition closes on Friday 15th September.

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