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MILLENNIUM NEEDLE, ST HELENS

DESIGNER: ST HELENS COUNCIL

MILLENNIUM NEEDLE AT SUNSET
MILLENNIUM NEEDLE 3D RENDER
WELDING THE MILLENNIUM NEEDLE
MILLENNIUM NEEDLE IN THE FACTORY
CONSTRUCTING THE MILLENNIUM NEEDLE
MILLENNIUM NEEDLE IN THE FACTORY
INSTALLATION OF THE MILLENNIUM NEEDLE
MILLENNIUM NEEDLE STAIRCASE INSTALLATION
MILLENNIUM NEEDLE INSTALLATION
MILLENNIUM NEEDLE STAIRCASE
MILLENNIUM NEEDLE
MILLENNIUM NEEDLE AT NIGHT
MILLENNIUM NEEDLE

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Millennium Needle Staircase was a St. Helens Council joint project between St Helens Council, Birse Construction, Frank Whittle Partnership, DP Squared and m-tec who were commissioned to fabricate both the staircase and Millennium Needle.

The 20-metre mirror polished stainless steel needle is the central point of the new spiral stairway, which leads to the high level link with the new shopping centre car park.

m-tec worked closely with all members of the team to provide the finished article which symbolises the renaissance of St Helens.

DESIGNER’S VISION

The staircase wraps sinuously around a 20-metre tall stainless steel needle, visible from most parts of St Helens’ town centre. It is designed to provide an engaging and appropriate tribute to the history of the town and add a visually interesting architectural feature for this formerly neglected site.

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