Based on this meaningful legacy, Weston Williamson+Partners have involved students in the creative process by asking them to design their own plaques, ones which reflect their personal connection with their local area. The best designs aim to be assembled into a public artwork to sit outside the station in the surrounding urban realm.
On Friday 4th November with the Mayor of Greenwich, we will award 25 schoolchildren from Heronsgate Primary School and Bannockburn Primary School in Woolwich, with first prize and the chance for their designs to feature in the new artwork to be installed outside the new Elizabeth line station.
The site on which Elizabeth Line station sits in Woolwich is steeped in history, hence our initiative to galvanise local interest through a community project in order to instil civic pride in the urban realm. The story of the ‘Dead Man’s Pennies’ is heart-breaking and as such, bound to generate a compelling installation.