The first of our projects resulting from the 'Indies Route' strategy, developed for Our Colchester BID, has now been launched for consultation. We have commissioned artist Nicola Burrell to create a new wayfinding artwork for Colchester town centre, and her proposal can be seen on the online survey.
Sited at one of the entry points to the independent 'lanes' - part of the medieval town layout which was overlaid onto the Roman street grid - Nicola's proposal celebrates the distinctive identity of the streets and invites visitors to explore further, as well as acting as functional signage in a location where existing signage is inadequate.
The informal consultation runs from Thursday 14th October to Thursday 28th October, and feedback will inform the development of the final proposal before we submit a planning application later in the year. HAT have been working with the BID and Colchester Borough Council since 2018 on various projects to improve the public realm of the town centre, and proposals by artist Ben Coode-Adams for another site will be unveiled later in the year.