Vangarde Shopping Park, York

Vangarde Shopping Park, York

A large scale paving installation featuring a series of paving slabs with fun facts about Great Crested Newts, linked by a trail of 300 stainless steel newts on the kerbs. Entitled ‘The Great Newt Route’, the artwork has been created in honour of 300 Great Crested Newts that were found on the retail site and temporarily halted the development of the new £90million Vangarde Shopping Park. The newt population, which rocketed from 9 to 300 in just one season had to be carefully relocated to a specially created £300,000 wetland adjacent to the site.