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Client: RSPB Scotland

Location: Scotland

Commissioned by RSPB Scotland on behalf of The Peatlands Partnership, CB Arts were approached by Ian White Associates with their concept designs for viewpoints and access for visitors to the 'Flow Country’ of Caithness and Sutherland, as part of the Flows to the Future project.

This vast expanse of blanket bog is widely recognised as the largest in Europe, and is currently on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, under consideration for its internationally significant ecological and biological processes and biological diversity. The key aim of the project is to create a greater appreciation for one of Britain’s most important natural assets for habitats, conservation and carbon storage.

The viewpoints form part of the branding of the Flows to the Future, building on recognition achieved by the stunning Forsinard Tower designed by Icosis Architects. The new viewing platforms, interpretation and seating is designed to encourage visitors to stop, enjoy the views of the spectacular landscapes and learn of the interest and importance of peatlands. With increased knowledge it is hoped will come support for sustaining the Flows into the future.

Material: Weathering steel, laser cut, timber seating.

Design development, manufacture and installation by CB Arts

Architect: Ian White Associates Landscape Architects

Interpretation:  Bright 3D and Nova Dura

Principal Contractor: GOW Groundworks

Client: RSPB

Photography credit:  Iain Sarjeant Peatland Partnership

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Chris and his team have worked with us on a number of projects in the Lake District National Park. His design and high quality work will leave a long lasting legacy in the Lake District. We have an excellent working relationship and find Chris and his team friendly, efficient and open to our ideas and suggestions.

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We have worked with Chris and his team for many years now and they have completed some of our most complicated sculpture projects, with the utmost professionalism and care. Our relationship with CB Arts is more than client/supplier, we see Chris and his team as our partners who we trust. Chris Brammall is an artist in his own right and it is this element that makes his manufacture offer special to us, he understands form, scale, aesthetics and how materials will work in the public realm and this is invaluable.

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We are so delighted with our two major pieces of work from Chris - a Spitfire Sculpture and our staircase. Chris listened to our requirements and gave us designs which exceeded our expectations. The Spitfire is the first thing you see on arrival at DCS Group and it is simply awesome. Then in reception visitors experience his amazing staircase as they make their way to our meeting rooms. All in all - he has created superb work and we are delighted. We would definitely use Chris again.

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