TWO artists have been commissioned to help design and create inviting public spaces in the Townside area of Poole.

Michael Condron will be providing two major ‘gateway’ artworks, to create a sense of arrival and departure at the southern and northern tips of Townside, which covers the area between Hunger Hill and Poole Bridge, including West Street and West Quay Road.

The artworks will celebrate the town’s heritage and have a high level of visibility which everyone can enjoy, says the Borough of Poole. (BOP)

Designers Dallas-Pierce-Quintero, have been appointed to create high quality and contemporary wayfinding designs that reflect the various architectural styles of the area as well as street furniture.

BOB head of growth and infrastructure Julian McLaughlin said: "In Autumn 2017 we engaged with local people to find out how they would like to shape and use the open spaces in this area.

"The feedback we received has proved invaluable in progressing to this next step, to commission artists to create artwork that embodies Poole’s maritime heritage which is so important to local people.

"We would encourage people to come along to these drop-in events to hear more about these exciting projects and how they could transform this area of Poole."