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Benches for the Harbour Arm, Folkestone

About this project

This commission to create thirty-two benches from recycled harbour fenders was certainly a first and presented us with a brief we could not resist.  Folkestone Harbour is undergoing massive regeneration, and the fenders that would have protected both the Harbour Arm and the docking liners of their time had been removed from the water. The challenge of this job was clearly laid down when Matthew first encountered the huge heap of wood on the dockside, in varying degrees of salvageable condition.


exterior, seating, benches, public




Photographer: Matthew Burt
in place with it's metal frame - one of three designs
Photographer: Matthew Burt
in place with the metal work frame - one of the three designs.
Photographer: Matthew Burt
the shaping begins
Photographer: Matthew Burt
all the old metal fixings had to be cut out
Photographer: Matthew Burt
the stack of old fenders!

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