Kingerlee and Gormley Stand Out from the Crowd


Kingerlee assisted Exeter College in the erection and placing of an Anthony Gormley Statue [the creator of the Angel of the North] onto a building in the surrounds of the historic City of Oxford. It was placed on the skyline of the college, on the corner where Broad Street meets Turl Street.


The operation required detailed planning and co-ordination in a busy and central area of Oxford. A mobile crane was used in conjunction with road closures following close consultation with Oxfordshire Highways authorities.


The statue, a seven foot tall figure weighing in at around a half a tonne was carefully placed into position on the 15th February 2009, following which a ceremony was attended by Anthony Gormley, Exeter College and its benefactors along with members of the local community.


Kingerlee Contracts Manager Sam Brown said 'It is a privilege to be involved is such a significant event in Oxford. We are currently working closely with Exeter College and are on site constructing a £5.5m student accommodation development for them'.


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