Local Schoolgirl Wins Competition to Design Major New Sculpture at Arlington Square

6 Dec 2012

Local schoolgirl Tara Alexandra Wilks, aged 13, has won a competition to design a major new sculpture to be unveiled at Arlington Square in Bracknell. 

Global property group Goodman, which owns, developed and manages the park launched a completion in the summer to find budding young artists from local schools and Tara pipped over 300 others to the post after being voted as the favourite design by the Arlington Square occupiers. Tara attends Ranelagh School in Bracknell and her winning design, which features a sundial in a diamond shape, will now be realised by a sculptor ahead of the grand unveiling ceremony next spring. Four other students from Ranlelagh School, Garth Hill School, Easthampstead Park School and Brackenhale School made the final shortlist and were awarded prize money for themselves and their schools to purchase art materials.

Richard Potter, Property Services Director, Goodman UK Business Parks said: “Tara’s design will take pride of place in the quad at Arlington Square, and we are very much looking forward to the unveiling ceremony in the Spring. As with all of our developments, the local community plays a crucial role in creating the onsite buzz at Goodman’s parks, and we have really enjoyed receiving entries from local school children across Bracknell.”

Arlington Square is a 22 acre urban business park adjacent to Bracknell town centre. Its location offers access to the town centre and railway station within five minutes walk and the M4 within less than five minutes’ drive.

Originally designed to reflect the proportions of Mayfair's St James Square, the park has been extensively landscaped to provide an environment of unrivalled quality. The park has the ability to accommodate requirements from 4,449 sq ft with purpose built opportunities of up to 75,000 sq ft available.