Creative Hornsea hoarding artwork wins top national award

Our colourful hoardings around the East Riding Leisure Hornsea site has been named a winner in the Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition 2019.

The competition allows Considerate Constructor Scheme-registered sites to invite local schools, colleges and community groups to transform the hoardings into attractive murals.

Under the titles ‘Pride in your town’ and ‘#loveconstruction’, we teamed up with pupils from four Hornsea schools, receiving over 500 submissions from children aged 2 through to 15.

Dave Blades, Hobson & Porter’s Business Development Director, said: “All of the pupils who submitted artwork for this year’s entry should be proud, it is a fantastic achievement to be named as winners. The hoardings look amazing and really brighten up the East Riding Leisure Hornsea construction site.

“The local pupils have shown real keenness and an enormous sense of pride and skills in their designs, so I am delighted we’ve been able to display their work in such a prominent location, where they are available for the whole town to see.

“It’s been great working with the pupils who I hope we have inspired to consider careers in the construction industry when they finish their studies.”

Praising the partnership, Laura Field, Head of Design and Technology at Hornsea School and Language College, said: “We are thrilled to have been named winners. The students loved working on this project. It was an incredibly exciting thought for the children that their work would be displayed and viewed by all of Hornsea.”

Behind the hoardings, Hobson & Porter are hard at work on the £7.5 million redevelopment of the East Riding Leisure Hornsea, which includes an extension and the relocation of the town’s library and customer service centre.

The centre is due to be completed and re-opened in Easter 2020.

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