Selected few get sneak preview of Northumberlandia sculpture

Aerial shot of Northumberlandia.
Aerial shot of Northumberlandia.

MORE than 300 people from across the region have been given a sneak peek of a new landmark near Cramlington.

Residents and representatives of community organisations have been given a close-up look at the 100ft-high Northumberlandia earth sculpture now nearing completion on the Blagdon Estate.

The estate and developer the Banks Group are investing around £3m in the creation of the giant artwork, set to form the centrepiece of a 47-acre public park.

Bob Downer, chief executive of the estate, said: “We’re thrilled at the excitement and enthusiasm generated by everything that our guests saw on site.”

Katie Perkin, communications manager for the Banks Group, added: “The final elements of landscaping work are continuing, and we’re looking forward to opening the site up when everything’s complete.”

For further details, visit www.northumberlandia.com

Landscaping work on what will be the world’s largest depiction of the human form in art is due to be finished later this year.