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Artwork maps out town development
The art will be displayed in Workington town centre
A map of the Cumbria coastline made up of different coloured granite paving stones will be the centrepiece of a 70m regeneration of a town centre.

The map will pick out Workington in plum stone, overlooked by a 4m (13ft) high granite and glass sculpture.

Seats will be carved into large stone blocks of Shap granite and placed on a clear resin base lit from below.

The display in Workington town has been commissioned by Allerdale Borough Council and Workington Regeneration.

The granite map will be constructed by Somerset-based sculptor Simon Hitchens whose work can be seen all over the country, including outside Harrods in London.

A model of the project will shortly be on public exhibition in the Work In Progress shop in St John's Arcade.

Catherine Coulthard, Arts Development Officer with Allerdale Borough Council, said: "The work is going to create a very special space that people will really enjoy using. It's a real landmark for Workington."

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