The final part of the Welcome Back Funding distributed by our Economy Team has been used to brighten up the Fryern Arcade in Chandler’s Ford.
Vinyl images have been installed around the glass railings outside the shops in the popular shopping area in Chandler’s Ford as part of the ongoing campaign to encourage people back into their local retail centres to shop and visit hospitality venues.
We were awarded government funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) known as The Welcome Back Fund. The aim of the funding was to support the safe re-opening the high streets following COVID restrictions.
Part of the funding has been dedicated to making the high streets across the Borough more appealing to visitors which is why local company, Studio BAD were given the task of creating vinyl banners to put across empty shops windows and walkways around the town centres.
The artworks are comprised of images taken along a route from Chandler’s Ford and down towards Netley and Hamble-le-Rice to the south to show the unique range of experiences in the Borough and allow visitors to find recognisable elements. Studio BAD collaborated with qualified architect and artist, Amanda Moore to create these colourful pieces of art.