Twelve Tonnes of Beautiful Steel
Wolfgang Buttress’s acclaimed, super-sized sculptures have been installed in key public spaces around the world. In the UK, his best-known work is the 17-metre Hive at Kew Gardens.
Now, Buttress’s stunning 12-ton sculpture for Longcross Park bolsters the scheme’s status as the most exciting and ambitious new development in the south of England. Standing 19 metres high, Bloom needs to be seen in situ to fully experience its magic.
Part of the 300-acre Longcross Garden Village, Longcross Park is an 850,000 sq ft office and data-centre development in Chertsey, Surrey. It’s an Enterprise Zone – the closest to Heathrow Airport – and as such offers business-rate exemption to eligible occupiers.
Planning permission has been granted for two four-storey HQ buildings, with work now underway. At 50,000 sq ft and 100,000 sq ft, the Grade A offices stand at the gateway to Longcross Park, just a short distance from the towering Bloom.
Elsewhere at Longcross Garden Village, residents have moved into the 108 homes already completed at Upper Longcross. In all, 1,700 homes are being built, served by facilities such as an on-site school and a mainline rail station. A bright and colourful future is fast arriving.