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Recently listed buildings/structures in the borough

Unusual sculpture

The most recently listed structures in the borough are:

3B Series No 2 sculpture by Bernard Schottlander, Bosworth Academy, Leicester Lane, Desford

This painted black welded steel sculpture of 1968 by Bernard Schottlander is located within the quadrangle of the Upper School at Desford (now Bosworth Academy). Bernard was born in Mainz, Germany into a Jewish family of art enthusiasts. He fled Nazi Germany in 1939, arriving at Leeds where he worked in a factory as a welder whilst attending evening classes in sculpture at the Leeds College of Art. He developed into an international and influential maker, industrial designer and sculptor and was commissioned for a series of public outdoor works, which includes the series No 2 sculpture, and the No 1 sculpture located at the University of Warwick (also listed at grade II).

The No 2 sculpture employs scale, colour and geometric shapes to create a striking and playful piece of outdoor sculpture, expressing the new abstract forms, ideas and materials of the post-war period. It is a strong example of the pioneering purchase and commissioning of artworks by the Leicestershire Education Committee for exhibition at schools and within the public realm in the post-war era. It has been listed at grade II.

Richmond Primary School, Towers Drive, Hinckley

Richmond Primary School was built in 1968-1970 to the designs of T Locke, E D Smith and J N Pitts of Leicestershire County Council Architect’s Department. It is the simplest and most dramatic example of a mature primary school designed to the Leicestershire Plan, expressing new ideas of learning through discovery instead of by rote (repetition) in its distinctive circular plan in which the library forms its physical and metaphorical heart.

The use of a very deep, top-lit plan instead of large areas of glazing from the sides, is a significant development in Leicestershire school planning, whilst the side-lining of the hall, another striking feature, is typical of the schools in the county. The plan form has survived well despite some alterations, and the sympathetic replacement of the doors and windows has preserved the original architectural character of the building. It has been listed at grade II.

View the Historic England website for more details on these listed memorials.

Last updated: ‎07‎/‎11‎/‎2017‎ ‎14‎:‎21‎:‎43