Kelpies contract awarded as part of Scotland's £41m Helix Project

by Pete Hayman | 31 May 2012

Image: Scott based his design on Clydesdale horses

SH Structures has been appointed by the Helix Trust to build two 30m (98ft)-high stainless steel-plated horses' heads that will form part of a major £41m regeneration scheme in central Scotland.

The new sculptures - The Kelpies - have been devised by Glasgow-based artist Andy Scott and will contribute to the transformation of the landscape around Falkirk and Grangemouth.

In March, Dundee-based architects Nicoll Russell Studios secured a £1m contract to design a new visitor centre - another component of the 350-hectare (865-acre) Helix Project.

Scott said: "I see The Kelpies as a personification of that history, of the lost industries of Scotland, but I also see them as a symbol of modern Scotland - proud and majestic."

SH Structures sales and marketing manager Tim Burton said: "Projects of this nature and scale are rare and provide a significant opportunity to be involved in delivering a lasting legacy."

Details: www.thehelix.co.uk

Image (from left): Tim Burton; Andy Scott; and Mike King of the Helix Trust

Image: Scott based his design on Clydesdale horses SH Structures has been appointed by the Helix Trust to build two 30m (98ft)-high stainless steel-plated horses' heads that will form part of a major £41m regeneration scheme in central Scotland. The new sculptures - The Kelpies - have been devised by Glasgow-based artist Andy Scott and will contribute to the transformation of the landscape around Falkirk and Grangemouth. In March, Dundee-based
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Kelpies contract awarded as part of Scotland's £41m Helix Project
SH Structures has been appointed by the Helix Trust to build two 30m (98ft)-high stainless steel-plated horses' heads that will form part of a major £41m regeneration scheme in central Scotland.