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6274 unveil Coatbridge underpass

6274 unveil Coatbridge underpass

North Calder Heritage Trail travels straight through the center of Coatbridge. North Lanarkshire council commissioned an underpass to keep the route interesting and pleasant.

North Calder Heritage Trail is a linear route that travels from Summerlee Heritage Park, through Coatbridge, before winding ten miles into the surrounding countryside. It is important that the trail remain interesting and easy to navigate as it winds through Coatbridge, and so North Lanarkshire Council commissioned us to decorate the underpass through which the trail travels as it leaves the town centre.

6274 unveil Coatbridge underpass

6274 unveil Coatbridge underpass

6274 commenced research into the cultural history of the area, and sourced images from historical archives throughout North Lanarkshire. We were keen to design something in keeping with the industrial heritage of the landscape, which would be decorative, but also informative. We pitched a variety of ideas, and the favourite was a concept that referenced the two flows that were the lifeblood of Coatbridge throughout the 19th Century namely the molten iron of heavy industry, and the canals that took the end product to market. The council were delighted with the finished artwork.

6274 unveil Coatbridge underpass

6274 unveil Coatbridge underpass