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Art and planters enhance Edgeware site

31 January 2014

Art and planters enhance Edgeware site

History has been recaptured in artwork at a vacant site in Edgeware Village.

Panels adorned with striking black and white photo montages of businesses, people and buildings historically associated with Edgeware Village and the St Albans community have been set among planters and seating.

The installation has transformed the former ProMed Edgeware Doctors site at the corner of Edgeware Road and Trafalgar Street, says Shirley/Papanui Community Board Chairman Mike Davidson.

“This is a prominent corner site that has remained vacant since the demolition of the earthquake-damaged building in 2011, aside from informal use for business signs and off-street parking. It is encouraging to see it being refreshed in a way that touches on the history of Edgeware Village.”

Several community groups were involved in the development of the project, says the Council’s Urban Design and Regeneration Unit Manager Carolyn Ingles.

“The images have been supplied by groups including the St Albans Historical Association, the St Albans Residents’ Association and Canterbury Heritage. Information about the images will form part of the display and ensure they provide a real point of interest to those who live nearby and also for visitors.”

The Edgeware Business Association fully supports the artwork and planting project, says Chairman Malcolm Pearce.

“This project will enhance community enjoyment of the Edgeware Village area by improving the visual appearance of this vacant site. It marks the start of an exciting phase for the area as it is one of the first actions aligned with the recently adopted Edgeware Master Plan which aims to help make Edgeware Village a welcoming place for people to visit and spend time in.”

The work is funded through Christchurch City Council’s Transitional City Programme and is aligned with Action 14 of the Edgeware Village Master Plan, which was adopted by the Council in December 2013.

“The Master Plan supports the development of activities and beautification projects to invigorate vacant spaces while the long-term future of sites is being determined by landowners,” says Carolyn Ingles.

Existing planter tubs located in Edgeware Village will be replanted with fresh flowers in similar colours to those used at the ProMed site.

For information about the Edgeware Village Master Plan, go to www.ccc.govt.nz/suburbancentres

To find out more about city-wide Transitional City projects and their funding, visit www.ccc.govt.nz/transitionalcity or go to www.futurechristchurch.co.nz

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