Town unveils giant amonia molecule sculpture to celebrate chemical heritage

Taken: 3rd Nov 2015  New sculpture at Quenby Road in Billingham. Thirteen staff members, Artist Andy McKeowan, Groundwork team member and children from the Roseberry Primary school showcasing the improvement works in the background/forefront of the shot.''Photographer/Byline Dave Charnley Photography  www.davecharnleyphotography.com
Taken: 3rd Nov 2015 New sculpture at Quenby Road in Billingham. Thirteen staff members, Artist Andy McKeowan, Groundwork team member and children from the Roseberry Primary school showcasing the improvement works in the background/forefront of the shot.''Photographer/Byline Dave Charnley Photography www.davecharnleyphotography.com
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A new sculpture has been unveiled in Billingham, which fuses the town’s ancient and modern history.

Created by local artist Andrew McKeown, ‘Saxon Molecule’ is inspired by the molecular structure of Ammonia, which was first synthesised in the UK in Billingham while also acknowledging the town’s Saxon roots.

The pair of 1.8 metre high galvanised steel molecules have been installed in Quenby Road, Billingham as part of an environment improvement project by Tristar Homes, part of the Thirteen Group. It was delivered by Groundwork North East & Cumbria.

In addition to the installation of the artwork, the project included new fencing, tree planting, improved off street parking and upgrades to the green space at the entrance to Quenby Road.

Andrew McKeown was supported in the design and production of the sculpture by Year 6 pupils from Roseberry Primary School.