A housing provider plans to install a piece of public art and landscaping at the entrance to a large mothballed affordable housing development in Hereford.

The installation will stand at the entrance to Stonewater’s planned 120-home estate off College Road to the northeast of the city.

The design by Birmingham-based Coda Workshop is described as an “abstraction” of designs produced at the Victoria Tile Works, which occupied the site for a century until its demolition in 1980.

Hereford Times: illustration of the proposed installationillustration of the proposed installation (Image: Coda Workshop, from application)

The bespoke three-dimensional coloured tiles will clad a curved wall enclosing bench seating and planting, “to create a calm enclosed space to rest and reflect”, the designers say in the application.

Meanwhile there appears to have been little progress lately on the estate itself. Its main supplier of prefabricated units went bust in summer, since when Stonewater has been seeking a new contractor.


A company spokesperson said: “The procurement process for College Road is nearly complete and Stonewater will be awarding the contract soon.

“Stonewater is aiming to recommence work on site in January 2024.”

The planning application, numbered 233477, can be commented on until December 20.