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Baglan Energy Park, Port Talbot

A public art strategy for the industrial park, commissioned by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, the Welsh Development Agency and BP Amoco. The park is seen as the first stage in the regeneration of Baglan Bay, a 150,000 acre development.

The strategy seeks to bring together the new sites with landscape and artworks based on the theme of light, powered by renewable energy; energy into art.

While improving visual quality the proposed "light strategy" will, in a sense, memorialise the night-lighting of the old refinery which was such a strong landmark after sunset. The strategy is based around a "light spine" which implies pedestrian movement and could incorporate cycle routes, picnic and play areas, viewpoints, shelters and access to the sand dunes in the South.

A range of art is proposed to relate to the nature of the site, with smaller artworks and landscaping on the fringes which can strengthen ecological initiatives.

The first planned work is "Lightpoint", a self-generating 20 metre high tower by John Gingell, installed in 2002.