A city is defined and recognised by its public spaces. In many cases these are historic, but no city can survive by living only in its own history; public spaces, those places where people meet and interact, need to adapt as the needs of its people change.
The versatility and durability of concrete make it the material of choice for many designers who are seeking innovative solutions to a common problem; how to make public spaces which are capable of coping with constant heavy use, but which at the same time are attractive and welcoming.
The list of prize-winners at the 2018 Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show has once again demonstrated the vital role hard landscaping plays in contemporary gardens.
The use of concrete as a medium for sculpture has a long history. The artist Henry Moore, for example, made a total of 21 sculptures in concrete in the 1920s and 1930s. He commented that he was attracted to the material because it was cheap, but also because it was becoming increasingly important as a building material and he felt that it had a great future in public art.
By the end of the sixties, ‘concrete’ was almost a dirty word, calling to mind vistas of cheap, grey mass-produced buildings, featureless and drab. Now, in the hands of experts, it is an artist’s material.
On Friday 9th March 2018, Liverpool lime street Station unveiled a rejuvenated gift to the public. This was the recreation of what has become known as “The Bullring” Mural with new concrete panels by Evans Precast Concrete. Originally designed by Stephen Broadbent in 1999, this structure marked the rehousing of families from St Andrews Garden […]
Evans Concrete have been contracted by Telford Homes to design, manufacture and install precast units for their current project at Poplar Business Park, London, UK.
Evans Concrete were contracted by Ringway Jacobs / TFL for design, manufacture and installation of two permanent and one temporary precast concrete planter units.
Evans Concrete were contracted to design, manufacture and install a number of precast concrete panels by Osbornes for their project at St Pauls School.
Evans Concrete Design, Supply and Deliver (DS) 159 No. precast hard landscaping wall units for JPDunn at Greenwich Peninsular Plot M0104