Arundel Street Precinct is an award winning high street design in the centre of Portsmouth. As Lead Artist working with Arts Council England and Portsmouth City Council Pete was employed to create a ‘vision’ or master plan for the city centre in collaboration with local business and communities.
The project was taken partly to fruition through the re-landscaping of Arundel Street. The street namesake comes from the Arundel Canal Basin that used to be here and the design themes come from the Cultural and Literary history of the city.
This city was home to Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel and others, some of whom Pete has designed sculptural benches for and etched quotes into the hard landscape.
Pete Codling’s designs for the street furniture, text in pavements, landscaping details and planting were then interpreted with Portsmouth City Council Landscape Design Team. The fabrication of the steel sculptural benches was commissioned directly through Pete with woodwork and hand finishing done directly through his own studio workshop. 2000 – 2004.