Crows Nest, Heeley Peoples Park, Sheffield

The Crows Nest is a view point sculpture and meeting place, and now five years after installation a well established community space and loved addition to the local landscape. Heeley Development Trust who manage the park use its silhouette on their print, on T shirts and local artist James Green has just finished a lino-cut of it which will be made into postcards. In December they are celebrating 25 years and we are planning some fiery performances.

The structure is made of Douglas Fir, half lap jointed together at high level and slotted onto steel flitch plates just above ground level. There was an existing concrete pad so we didn’t add any extra foundations.