Hull company supports Hull UK City of Culture commission

Wedge Group Galvanizing is proud to announce it has supported ‘A Hall for Hull’, a new architectural installation, which was unveiled in Trinity Square on 1st October 2017, and showcases the symmetry of Hull Minster.

Working alongside the commissioned Chile-based architect Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Swiss artist Felice Varini, as well as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the British Council, Humber Galvanizing – a Business Club member of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 – provided its specialist molten zinc treatment to sixteen identical columns which stand 6 metres tall and weigh 1.69 tonnes each.

The columns are arranged in a grid formation and are part of ‘Look Up’ – a programme of temporary structures being built at public spaces which allow visitors to view the city in different and unusual ways throughout Hull UK City of Culture 2017.  

Tony Linsley, Sales Manager at Humber Galvanizing, explained: “We’re delighted to have been involved in the planning, development, and construction of the Hall for Hull commission, and in coming together with the various parties who have made this exciting project possible.

“The perforated surfaces of the columns will allow viewers to look up and see the light changing from inside, and view them from the square outside Hull Minster which is known for its stunning architectural design. As we’re celebrating our 21st birthday this year, what better way to mark our heritage in Hull than to provide support to a project which is designed to enable thousands of locals and visitors to view the city in distinctive ways.

We were very proud of the piece being unveiled to the public on 1st October, and want to thank the entire team involved for their continued dedication to putting a spotlight on Hull this year.”

Wedge Group Galvanizing is the largest hot-dip galvanizing organisation in the UK with a history dating back over 150 years. With 14 plants strategically placed across the country, the firm offers a truly national galvanizing service.

For further information please contact Wedge Group Galvanizing on 01902 630311 or visit www.wedge-galv.co.uk