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Gloucester Council plans Stained Glass for Bus Station

Fig. 1. Detail of Tom Denny’s commission at Gloucester Cathedral.
Fig. 1. Detail of Tom Denny’s commission at Gloucester Cathedral.

Fig. 1. Detail of Tom Denny’s commission at Gloucester Cathedral.

Plans to install a £100,000 stained glass window in a new bus station in Gloucester have been approved.  A condition of the planning approval for the station was that it included a piece of public artwork. The window is scheduled to be created by artist Tom Denny, a designer of international merit already responsible for beautifully successful stained glass at Gloucester Cathedral.

Some feel that the cost of the artwork is excessive in a ‘cash-strapped environment’, but supporters of the project have said that its cost is a very small part of the overall build, budgeted at £7.5m, whilst Leader of Gloucester City Council, Paul James, has pointed out that it may also “potentially help” the council in its ambition of being City of Culture in 2025.