Whilst working for Millimetre
I was involved in the delivery of the Longest Bench in Littlehampton.
millimetre were commisioned by Studio Weave
to realise their design for the promenade along Littlehamption sea front. The site follows a redbrick wall which accompanies the promenade. millimetre provided value engineering, design, development, fabrication and installation of the bench and shelters.
The work consists of a 340 metre long bench and two windshelters fabricated in Stainless Steel, reclaimed timber and nylon coated steel. The shelters are monocock steel structures, fabricated in mild steel with a hotmetal spray in aluminium bronze. The Shelters are fabricated using shipbuilding methods to create a twisting form.
“The Longest Bench has the physical quality of a boardwalk, woven into the existing environment and resting on its habitat, forming a chain connecting together a collection of charm-places. A simple component is arrayed to accommodate the complex shapes called for by the form of the wall and the activities which take place along it.” (Studio Weave