A constructive week

Construction on the Canning Town site has been moving along at a pace this week!

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Rosetta Arts have been preparing the art wall, ready for the artists to get painting at the Festival of Upcycling pre-launch event this coming weekend.

The site hoarding is now emblazoned with INDUSTRI[US], thanks to Crona and Terence’s hard work. Anchor House have also been working on the hoarding, helping to ‘break through’ (so passers by can take a peek at what’s going on!) by constructing a mesh screen and putting up gates to make a new site entrance.

Local Newham volunteers have been very busy too – planting up many of the plants left over from the Chelsea Flower Show and laying paving in our pop-up public square.

Our Canning Town Giant has put on weight too thanks to ROBOTS>>>> – he now has a body, legs and arms and is looking forward to getting a head and hands next week!

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Robots on the Southbank

Industri[us] collaborators ROBOTS>>>> have just completed the build of two giant robots from reclaimed timber on the Southbank.

They can be seen scrambling up the side of the Hayward Gallery and are part of the summer-long Festival of the World. ROBOTS>>>> will be starting construction of the Canning Town giant, totalling 9 metres in height, from early June. See below for a preview!

The Canning Town Giant – concept behind the sculpture

A very green delivery

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Industri[us] took delivery today of many tonnes of unused plants from Chelsea Flower Show. Our thanks to the wonderful folk at Groundwork UK for sourcing the plants and Conway for transporting them to the site in Canning Town.

We’re now getting very excited about the second horticultural delivery that’s set to arrive when the show is over!

An illuminating meeting

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Trying out amazing LED floodlights with Philips, Architainment and DPA lighting, who have between them sponsored the lighting of the Makeshift Market structure – a donation worth £30,000!

The Philips lights that we’ll be using are made from recycled plastic and are themselves 30% recyclable.