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Britain’s tallest free-standing artwork unveiled

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Designs have been revealed for a steel sculpture that will be the highest free-standing work of art in the UK.

Known as Aspire and designed by Ken Shuttleworth, the 60m-high art- work will be located on the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus.

The £800,000 red and orange steel structure will be set up by July this year and forms part of the site’s regeneration.

The steelwork will be delivered to site in three sections – with a total weight of 50t – by Watson Steel Structures.

Foundation work will include 36 piles and 256m3 of concrete which will form the base for the steelwork.

Designer Ken Shuttleworth, said: “The sculpture symbolises both the in- novation and expertise that the University of Nottingham represents, and the exciting new era that the University enters as Jubilee Campus under- goes its transformation.”

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