A new contemporary sculpture has been created by artist Joseph Hillier as a ‘gateway’
artwork at Ergo Park industrial development in Sheffield. Sited at Drake House Close at the
entrance of the new Ergo Park development in Sheffield, the sculpture is named ‘The Sum of
“Constructed from over a thousand individual particles of stainless steel this new work, ‘Sum of our parts’ takes the shape of a human head,” says artist Joseph Hillier. “I was interested in creating a sculpture which spoke of the history of Sheffield as a place where stainless steel was used to forge cutlery and the city’s identity, but also to look forward and suggest how, when we work together, we create a greater venture, a society, with humanity and purpose.”
“Sheffield continues to be known as ‘Steel City’ because it was the steel making capital of the world during the Industrial Revolution. We wanted to commission a sculpture that was forward looking but had a link to the area’s industrial past,” says Arts Consultant Matthew Jarratt. “Joseph Hillier has produced some amazing sculptures around the UK, and it is really positive that the developers at Ergo Park have made such a strong commitment to the arts with this sculpture commission. We hope that it will become a well-known and interesting landmark for the people who work, live and shop in the local area.”
“Ergo are delighted to have this unique sculpture depicting the heritage of Sheffield at the entrance to Ergo Park, it is a real statement piece to be enjoyed by all,” adds Leigh Burnett, Asset Manager, Ergo.
Ergo Park is the latest in an impressive number of prime warehouse developments by Aver, a joint venture between NFU Mutual and Ergo Real Estate, which spans 11 acres, totaling 191,500 sq ft. of prime industrial logistics space.