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Miller Homes has a way with words in County Durham

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 09.34.50A LOCAL poet and stonemason are helping Miller Homes celebrate the heritage of the area at The Meadows in Framwellgate Moor with a public art installation.

North East-based poet, Carolyn-Jess Cooke, and stonemason David Edwick, have left their mark on the County Durham housing development, following the installation of specially commissioned poems and sculptures.

‘The Meadows’, named after the development, by Carolyn-Jess Cooke, has been written to evoke the area’s history and complement the surrounding landscape, and is set into walls, fixtures and fittings at various points around the development.

Two additional poems, ‘Centre of the Galaxy’ and ‘Polaris’, have been carved into two sculptures of the same titles, by stonemason David Edwick. These take pride of place within the development’s Galaxy Garden, which resides at the centre of the development and is a combination of art, poetry and landscape for homeowners to enjoy and explore.

The sculptures are designed to act as astronomical instruments, as the inspiration behind the garden’s design is attributed to space and science. The Polaris Viewer points to the fixed Pole Star, while the Centre of the Galaxy Viewer follows the path of the centre of the galaxy.

The Galaxy Garden’s tribute to space and science acknowledges the reputation of the University of Durham as a world-renowned centre of astronomical research, as well as the development’s local school, Framwellgate School Durham, as a science specialist.

Andrew Somerville, regional sales manager at Miller Homes North East, said: “Location is always at the forefront of our thoughts when selecting land for our developments and the beauty of the natural surroundings of The Meadows is unquestionable.

“We wanted this to be mirrored in the design of the development and enlisted the help of Carolyn and David to create its focal point, The Galaxy Garden, and tell the story of the area’s heritage through the installation of ‘The Meadows’ poem.

“These unique elements complement The Meadows’ beautiful setting as a desirable location to call home, which we hope will be enjoyed by homeowners.”

Work began at The Meadows in 2008, a development of 205 units, including two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, as well as two-bedroom apartments.

The final home at this sought-after development, a three-bedroom townhouse with single garage, priced at £199,950 and complete with added extras, is available for sale. To find out more, call the development on 0808 250 6457 or visit www.millerhomes.co.uk/developments/north-east/the-meadows—ph1-framwellgate-moor.

As well as The Meadows in Framwellgate Moor, Miller Homes’ North East developments include Wheatlands Chase in Redcar,Acklam Woods in Acklam, Clairville Grange in Middlesbrough, Scholars Gate, in Sunderland, Park View in Gateshead, Heritage Green in Backworth, The Acres in Bedlington, Wheatfields in Seaton Delaval and Portland Wynd in Blyth.

For more information on Miller Homes and its North East developments call 0808 250 6426 or visit www.millerhomes.co.uk.

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