The Stockwell Hall of Fame was originally built in the 1950s, to be used for sports by the children of the Stockwell Park Estate. Over the decades the space has become better known as a place to legally paint street art and specifically typography, attracting artists from across the globe.
As part of their estate regeneration, Network Homes invested in this area to promote the space as a place to showcase artwork, whilst also improving the conditions for sports and events usage. The work was also designed to combat the several issues with the existing space, which included concerns over safety, drainage problems and aesthetics.
Following the installation of Flaxton Rainbow, a coloured bound gravel project completed by DCM Surfaces in 2017, Rock Townsend approached DCM to offer advice on the installation of the triangular gravel shapes at Stockwell.
DCM’s operations team worked closely with the Architect and main contractor to draw out the complex design in advance of the installation. Various shades of Blue, Turquoise, Red and Pink coloured quartz was then mixed on site and used to create the triangular patterns.
The area, which was officially opened on 15th May 19, now provides a great space for sports, art and performances.
The main contractor commented:
“We are very happy with the way the floor has turned out and the clients and Architect are very impressed with the workmanship and the quality.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with your team on this project.
I would like to mention that the team on site have been very impressive and carried out all work to a high quality standard. We look forward to doing work with you in the future.”