Parkside Place

Appointment: Art Strategists, commissioners and project managers

Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier were commissioned to create a statement sculptural artwork for the gateway entrance of Parkside Place – a luxury development for Cambridge in the high profile location of the historically important Parkers' Piece.  Concept ideas were built upon the desire to create a monumental scaled artwork which would not only be a beautiful work of art but also a secure gateway for residents, to be enjoyed by residents and the general public alike. 

The bold use of the vibrant red contrasts vividly with the green of the park areas around and acts as a marker for Parkside Place, a building which houses the fire station on lower floors. 

Vong and Claire wanted to design an artwork which is inclusive for all those who will see and experience the work.




Our methods of decorating are predominantly screen-printing, translucent or opaque enamels and permanently firing the colours into the glass. Etching, sandblasting, slumping, silvering and bonding are also achieved in-house. Safety is paramount especially as many of our commissions are sited in public spaces, thus glass panels are toughened and/or laminated and made into double-glazed units as specified.


Romy Rawlings, Rob Marsh, Jonathan Rolf



Techniker Consulting Engineers has been formed to amalgamate the structural engineering expertise of
David Connolly (CEng, FIStructE, FICE, MHKIE) and Matthew Wells (RIBA, CEng, FIStructE, FICE).

David & Matthew both share the same passion for structural engineering design, applying their knowledge to facilitate projects from concept through to successful completion.

Their experience of working together dates back to 2001 when they worked between the UK and Hong Kong, designing projects in the UK and then managing each project through the approvals and construction stages in Hong Kong.

Since David returned from Hong Kong in 2005, they have continued to build on their working relationship and have subsequently collaborated on a number of projects in the UK, to include the RIBA award-winning Bluecoat Arts Centre in Liverpool, the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, in addition to specialist wind engineering and cladding studies at MediaCityUK, the home of the BBC and ITV in the North of England.

They recognise their ability to work well together and enjoy working creatively to further develop and enhance the design process.


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