Work to install the William Mitchell mural in its new location is progressing well.
The mural is one of 3 pieces of artwork relocated as part of the town centre regeneration work. It was originally located above Mothercare in the old town centre. It's new position on the outside of Braccan Walk car park will have lighting to showcase the art at night.
The second piece of artwork to be re-located as part of the project consists of 2 Crossway stone mural panels. These are now set into the grass banks of two underpasses leading into the town centre. One is in the underpass near Waitrose with the second near Bracknell and Wokingham college.
The last piece of artwork is the town centre’s stag mosaic, which dates back to 1959. Plans to display this on a town centre wall are progressing, with installation expected by the end of the year.
Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, Executive Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said:
“We’re delighted to place the William Mitchell mural back in a prominent position on a main route through Bracknell. It is part of Bracknell’s social history and it will be great to have it on display again.
“We would like to thank the developers for working with us to re-site these pieces of art. We know these pieces of art are remembered fondly by many residents and we hope they will be excited to see them displayed again.”
Sue Boor, Head of Marketing at The Lexicon said:
“We are so pleased that a new home has been found for the fabulous William Mitchell mural. While there is plenty of new art within The Lexicon, we feel that it is also important to reflect and display the town centre’s historic past.”