Community engagement

Community engagement

As important as the built heritage at Kings HIll are living memories of the airfield and the local area, from the people who lived and worked around Kings Hill in the past, up to the present day.

Some of these memories were gathered in an inspirational community engagement project, undertaken by Futurecreative, our community engagement consultants. Local school children and residents were empowered to explore their local heritage and to uncover their own hidden histories.  These then influenced the public artworks, known as Kings Hill:  A Place of Landings, installed into the paving linking the various retail areas in Liberty Square.

Project Outcomes

  • A detailed collection of narrative, anecdotes, ideas and inspiration for use by the lead artist to shape the public artworks and;
  • A wider body of archival collated information to be shared via the Kings Hill website and in other relevant publications, supporting a legacy for further community engagement and the future work of the University of the Creative Arts (UCA) within the Cultural Centre, created as part of the Control Tower refurbishment.

The artworks were fabricated by specialist engineers, installed in August 2014.