Bracknell Regeneration Partnership (BRP) has submitted a planning application for the re-siting of the mural created by William Mitchell.
Depicting the history of Bracknell, the fibreglass mural, which is some 30 metres long, will be relocated in the centre of the Met Office roundabout, subject to statutory requirements being met.
This location is extensively used by pedestrians wishing to access the town centre from both the businesses just outside the town centre, but residents in the area too.
New homes have also been found for the Ceramic Stag and the two New Town Panels, previously located on Crossway. These pieces of art will be prominently displayed in the new Town Square, next to the council’s offices in Easthampstead House.
Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, said: “I am delighted that, after much work with our partners BRP to find the right setting, new homes have been identified for these popular pieces of art.
“Forming a key pedestrian gateway into our new town centre, the mural’s new home offers the space and opportunity for passers-by to take in the sheer scale of this locally prized artwork.”
In addition to preserving a flavour of the old town centre, BRP will also be introducing some new pieces of art within The Lexicon, more details of which will be announced later this year.
Simon Russian, development manager for Legal & General on behalf of the Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, comments: “The Lexicon is very much the future of the town centre, however we are also keen to represent the town’s heritage through the retention of these popular pieces of artwork.”