Case Studies

A selection of our case studies showing the scope of our experience and expertise.

Public Art Strategies

30 Crown Place

Plan was required to oversee the commission of an art work for the interior of Greycoat’s new office tower at 30 Crown Place; as well as contribute to the overall sense of refinement and beauty within the interior its purpose was to mask an unsightly electricity substation facing the interior lobby.

Wenlock Basin

Plan Projects was commissioned by the developers Londonewcastle and United House to put together the Public Art component to their development at Wenlock Basin.

West Quay Marina

The strategy for West Quay Marina looked at the role of public art practice in the regeneration of this key site on Poole Harbour. The document, the first that had been commissioned in the Poole area, provided the local authority with a model and template that the local authority has gone on to use to develop public art projects in the town in the future.

Heddon Street

The commission for Heddon Street sought to employ the creativity of artists to assert the identity of the street as a place of creativity and recreation within the West End and as one of the Food Quarters of Regent Street.

Oxford St / Regent St / Bond St

Plan was appointed by Westminster City Council to produce an arts strategy as part of the ORB Action Plan; its purpose is to improve these streets both as public places and shopping destinations.

Wycombe District Council

Enabling the Disctrict Council to give developers proper guidance on how to discharge planning conditions and obligations relating to public art

Chelsea Bridge Wharf

Commission for a water sculpture within the landscaped gardens at the development. 

Maida Vale

Commissioning a work of art along Maida Vale to create a sense of privacy and a striking landmark. 

Normansfield Hospital

Plan Projects was asked to source a sculpture for this prestige residential development in Teddington, South West London.

Yallops Yard

Delivery of a work of public work of art in their Yallops Yard scheme, a major residential development of affordable housing, in Bow in East London.

Grand Union Canal

Commission to procure a work of art to create a powerful artistic presence at a residential development on the Grand Union Canal.

Middlehaven

Following the creation of a masterplan by Will Alsop, Bioregional Quintain asked Plan Projects to devise a Cultural Strategy that would consider how cultural activity of different sorts could contribute to the physical regeneration of the Middlehaven site.

Paddington Central

Creation and implementation of the art programme for phase two of the PaddingtonCentral development in London

Darlington Town Centre

Development of a public realm arts programme as part of the retail-led regeneration of Darlington Town Centre.

Temple Gate

Plan was commissioned by Aedas Architects to work up a strategy for art in the public realm at the Temple Gate site in Bristol.

New Burlington Place

Developed programme for art in the street leading to the commissioning of architectural light sculptures integrated into the remodelled environment of New Burlington Place to promote pedestrian footfall and sense of identity.

Eagle Shopping Centre

Plan worked with Westfield Shoppingtowns and the public art team at Derby City Council to put together a comprehensive programme for art in the public realm at the Eagle Centre shopping centre in the city centre.

Curzon Square

In 2001, Plan Projects was commissioned to source the public art for a new open space in Mayfair, to be called Curzon Square. The works were meant not only to enliven the area, but also provide seating. The new space opened in 2003, with the required works commissioned from the sculptor John Aiken.

Snowy Farr memorial sculpture

Walter ‘Snowy’ Farr MBE was a prominent and colourful charity fundraiser well known to the people of Cambridge and a familiar sight on Market Square and in Petty Cury. On his death, it was agreed a permanent sculpture should be commissioned memorialising his life and work. Plan Projects was commissioned to manage the process leading to the appointment of an artist to undertake the work.

Mill Road Cemetery

Mill Road Cemetery in Cambridge was closed to burials some years ago and now forms a valued public open space within what is a very urban part of the city. Plan Projects was appointed in 2009 to work with the Council and members of the community on an environmental art project designed to contribute to enrich the environmental condition and biodiversity of the Cemetery and improve it as a place for social and community activity.

Osiers Gate

Plan Projects acted public art adviser and commissioning agent for an ambitious design treatment at one of the key developments in Wandsworth Riverside Quarter. Th e commissioned designers, Dallas Pierce Quintero, addressed the louvres on the scheme’s energy centre with a pattern derived from the ‘osier,’ a plant grown on the site that was once used for industrial purposes.