First look at stone-carved artwork for St Peter’s Hill meeting space

The artwork that will be placed in the square for the St Peter’s Hill regeneration project has been confirmed.

he contract was awarded to stonemason Michael Disley for his “Inspired to Meet” design.

The British-born artist has produced over 100 public works across the UK and Ireland over the past 25 years.

“Carving beautiful natural stones, marbles and granite has been a real joy throughout my career and continues to be both a challenge and a pleasure,” said the artist.

Actions to begin development of the commissioned part have begun.

Meanwhile, work is progressing on the remainder of the project, which includes paving and seating, removal of the existing parking lot and repurposing the existing blue badge or wheelchair accessible parking on adjacent streets.

Along with the custom sculptural artwork, there will be the construction of a retaining structure to modify the existing gradient as well as the planting.

This project is supported by the PEACE IV program of the European Union, managed by the Special Body for EU Programs (SEUPB). Co-funding was provided by the Northern Ireland Executive Office and the Department of Rural and Community Development, Ireland.

St Peter’s Church of Ireland and its bustling hall sits to the rear of the meeting square, which is also home to the monthly cottage market.