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Saved city sculpture completes its move

Workers slowly take apart the sculpture which has stood in the Shefftechpark car park for 26 years.

Workers slowly take apart the sculpture which has stood in the Shefftechpark car park for 26 years.

A Sheffield sculpture which was facing demolition due to student housing and a convenience store has been moved to its new home.

The artwork, named Heavy Plant, had been based at Sheffield Technology Park’s car park off Howard Lane since 1989.

It was set to be bulldozed when plans to construct new student accommodation known as Pearl Works and a Tesco store were given the go-ahead to begin in August.

But the sculpture has now been dismantled and transported to Kelham Island Museum, where it will be reconstructed over the next two months.

The move was made possible after Tesco donated £5,000 to cover the costs. Campaigners are set to make a documentary about the rescue.

One of them, Sara Hill, said: “The move went very well. It’s really good to know that the community - the people it was built for - care about it.”

 

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