Project Details

Client: Sunderland City Council

Location: Sunderland

Seaburn is a seaside resort and suburb of Sunderland, North East England. It describes itself as 'A city by the sea and very proud of it'.

The client, Sunderland City Council, approached Chris Brammall to design and manufacture a suite of street furniture to be located along the popular seafront at Seaburn. This included bespoke seating, planters, signage, handrails, balustrades, gateways and secondary sea defence wall.

Chris' design is very much inspired by the sea and particularly its power and movement as a natural force. The hand-forged elements were specifically designed to create a very tactile effect replicating seaweed as it twists and turns in the water.  The railings mirror the movement and strength of waves crashing along the shoreline.

The pieces were manufactured using a mix of materials including steel, stainless steel, Eki timber and sea pebbles.

More information about Seaburn can be found at: http://www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/roker-and-seaburn-beaches

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What people say?

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.

District Ranger, Lake District National Park

What people say?

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.

Stephen Broadbent, Broadbent Studio

What people say?

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.

Denys C. Shortt OBE, DCS Group UK

What people say?

We are so pleased with the metalwork installations CB Arts have created and installed at Whitby, the house looks absolutely wonderful, as do the barriers. The installation team were great and everything went smoothly. It has been a pleasure to work with Chris and the team.

Ruth Haycock, Interpretation Manager North, English Heritage
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