Public Art

Stanhope has always recognised the importance of public art as a significant element in the creation of successful place-making. From small interventions to significant installations, public art serves to enrich the urban fabric and provide enjoyment for all.

Broadgate has a huge collection of public art dotted around this iconic commercial estate, clustered around Liverpool Street Station in the City of London.

'Fulcrum' is a pivotal sculpture by American artist Richard Serra installed in 1987 near the western entrance of the complex and is a tower that consists of five pieces of steel standing 17m tall.

'Broadgate Venus' is a 5 tonne bronze sculpture by the artist Fernando Botero realised in 1990. He is considered the most recognised and quoted living artist from Latin America and was commissioned to create this piece on the east side of Exchange Square within the development.

Paternoster Square

'Paternoster Vents' are two innovative 11m high cooling vents conceived by acclaimed designer Thomas Heatherwick as an ingenious way to conceal cooling vents needed for an underground substation below a new public square.

The two towers form an integral part of the wider Paternoster Square office-led development carried out by Stanhope next to St Paul's Cathedral, which is widely known as the home of the London Stock Exchange.

HM Treasury

Artist David Batchelor created a site specific tower of coloured lightboxes for the curved niche of HM Treasury's grand staircase. As well as extending Batchelor’s exploration of colour, light and form, 'Treasury Magic Hour' is a considered response to architectural elements: the fabric and structure of the staircase walls, the large stained and leaded window it sits beneath, and the glass dome at the top of the stairwell.