The commission received an award in 2008 from the Oxford Preservation Trust.
The aim of the commission was to capture the history of the site. A series of bronze pieces are placed within the development, so that they are viewed as people walk through. The site was originally an industrial area with a malting factory, tanning and leather work and scientific instrument making.
A large pair of bronze boots stand next to a malt sack cast in resin. Then a bronze apron placed over a stone bench, as though the worker has just left.
Finally a circle of bronze relief plaques enhance a seating area near the dwellings. The reliefs celebrate all the work that has taken place on the site, since the 19th century.
'I want people to smile as they walk through the development, but at the same time to be aware of all the people who have worked on this site to make Abingdon the town it is today.'