Children’s artwork brightens the hoardings at Elwick Place in Ashford

Contributed by editor on May 18, 2018 - 03:30 PM

Elwick Place, Stanhope’s 100,000 sq ft restaurant and leisure development in the heart of Ashford, has seen its hoardings brightened up with artwork by children at Victoria Road Primary school.

118 children took part in the art hoarding competition organised by contractors Lendlease.


Pupils were asked to produce a piece of artwork that focused on good health and safety practice within the construction industry, following an assembly given to the school regarding the potential dangers seen on building sites.


Pupils and teachers with contractors at the site


The winning pieces of artwork are currently on display on the hoardings, where they will remain until the project is completed.

Elwick Place is anticipated to open in December 2018. The two-hectare development is being developed by Stanhope PLC and will see formerly derelict brownfield land transformed into a vibrant new leisure quarter for the town with a six screen Picturehouse cinema, Travelodge hotel, new restaurants and cafes and 282 parking spaces.

The children were also given a tour around the site from Lendlease Construction Director Geoff Burningham, who commented: “We were delighted to welcome children from Victoria Road Primary School to the Elwick Place site, and to show them the work that is going on here. Their artwork is a great reflection of what health and safety in the construction industry means, and we are pleased that the general public will get to enjoy this colourful artwork every day.”

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