Push to save Sheffield’s Heavy Plant sculpture begins

The sculpture which campaigners are fighting to save
The sculpture which campaigners are fighting to save
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A campaign has emerged to save a Sheffield sculpture from being bulldozed – after it was revealed the installation will make way for new student accommodation.

Heavy Plant, built by sculptor David Kemp in 1989, uses a mixture of recycled industrial materials and is based at Howard Lane in the city centre.

It will be removed in August to clear a path for new university dorms known as Pearl Works, unless a push to save the sculpture succeeds.

A statement released by the Heavy Plant campaigners said: “The sculpture represents Sheffield’s past as the City Of Steel. Shefftechparks and the local council do not have the resources to remove and reconstruct this much-loved work.

“There are only a few weeks to mobilise a campaign to save it.”