Buyer steps in to save much-loved mural at Fleet Road Community Centre from destruction

The mosaic at the Fleet Road Community Centre has been saved

The mosaic at the Fleet Road Community Centre has been saved - Credit: Archant

A much-loved public artwork attached to a dilapidated community centre has been saved from destruction.

The mosaic, on Fleet Road Community Centre in Gospel Oak, was put at risk by Camden Council plans to sell off the building for redevelopment.

A buyer has now been found who has agreed to preserve the work, designed by artist Jim Anderson in 2000, so it can be moved to another building.

Specialist art restorers will be called in to cut through the brickwork and carefully remove the whole piece.

Gospel Oak councillor Theo Blackwell said: “Lots of people have written to me saying they want the mural saved. It’s got character and is part of our local history. We hope that it will now be enjoyed for many years to come in its new location as part of an exciting redevelopment in the area.”

The artwork’s new location is yet to be determined.

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