Accoya® selected to transform a rundown park in Bedminster, Bristol

The James Latham’s depot in Yate has supplied a community project with Accoya that has transformed an abandoned, overgrown area in Bristol into a thriving pocket park designed for storytelling.

Designed by architecture students from UWE (University of the West of England), Accoya wood was used to create an eye-catching piece of sculpture in the form of a snaking bench. Ooma Design of Corsham constructed the design which is now thoroughly enjoyed by all ages within the community.

Dr Rachel Sara, Associate Professor in Architecture at UWE commented: “The team wanted to create a piece of sculpture, that when placed on site, transformed the area into a space tailored for storytelling.  The sculpture is expressed as a continuous curved bench containing and sheltering a focused story circle and the seating can accommodate small groups and individuals. It has been a really rewarding project and we are extremely grateful to James Latham at Yate for having supplied Accoya wood.

Accoya is an extensively proven and high performance wood and because of the modification technique that is used, it is ideal for outdoor use and challenging applications.  I know both the students and the team at Ooma Design have been really impressed with it.”