Great foundations created for Octopus Ahoy!

Posted on: April 14th 2021    •    Posted in: Bespoke concrete, Case studies, Charity Work, Sea defence walls
Octopus Ahoy!

We are pleased to have agreed to sponsor the plinths for an innovative and eye-catching art trail called Octopus Ahoy! Due to commence in July 2021 in Essex, we have a long tradition of creating concrete bases for charitable art trails throughout the UK and this year we will supplying plinths for giant painted octopus sculptures!

For 10 weeks in the summer of 2021, Octopus Ahoy! will form a public art trail across Harwich, Tending and the wider Essex area to celebrate the Mayflower 400 TM project and 150 years of Clacton.

The art trail, featuring 30 4ft-by-4ft octopus sculptures has seen unprecedented support as residents and businesses look forward to the 25th June when they all ‘hit the streets’. The trail lasts until 5th September and on the 23rd they are auctioned off with all profits going to the Essex Community Foundation.

The iconic ship, The Mayflower, was believed to have been built around 1600 in Harwich and was captained and part-owned by Harwich-born Christopher Jones, whose house still stands on King’s Head Street, near the waterfront.

Originally the trail was planned for 2020 but had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tim Evans, Director of Bespoke Products for Poundfield Precast said, “We always try and support community projects such as this and we’re excited to be creating the sandy bases suitable for these amazing works of art. It is our pleasure to get involved in what we know will be a wonderful activity for one and all this summer.

We were particularly keen to support the Octopus Ahoy! trail as we have been involved in supplying precast concrete to many coastal sea defence projects throughout the UK and Octopus Ahoy! seemed a perfect fit.”