Verity viewing platform work is underway

Posted on: 4 November 2016

A new seating and information area next to the Verity sculpture in Ilfracombe is being installed.

Work begins this week to re-landscape the area around the sculpture to provide a larger viewing platform, seating, lighting and an information lectern.

Damien Hirst’s 20 metre sculpture, Verity, was loaned to North Devon Council by For Giving CIC in 2012. Since then it has become a popular draw for tourists and this work will further enhance the Pier area and improve the visitor experience.

Chairman of Ilfracombe Harbour Board, Councillor Ian Meadlarkin, said: “This is very positive news for the harbour and will really improve the area around the statue. The harbour is a busy, working environment as well as a popular visitor destination, so the work will be closely managed to prevent disruption.”

The work is expected to take about 16 weeks to complete. A site compound is already in place alongside the statue and efforts will be made to keep disruption to a minimum. Please report any problems to the council’s Harbour Master, Rob Lawson, on 01271 862108 or send him an email.

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