Millimetre were commisioned by Studio Weave to realise their design for the promenade along Littlehamption sea front. The site follows a redbrick wall which accompanies the promenade. millimetre provided value engineering, design, development, fabrication and installation of the bench and shelters.
The work consists of a 340 metre long bench and two windshelters fabricated in Stainless Steel, reclaimed timber and nylon coated steel. The shelters are monocock steel structures, fabricated in mild steel with a hotmetal spray in aluminium bronze. The Shelters are fabricated using shipbuilding methods to create a twisting form.
The Longest Bench has the physical quality of a boardwalk, woven into the existing environment and resting on its habitat, forming a chain connecting together a collection of charm-places. A simple component is arrayed to accommodate the complex shapes called for by the form of the wall and the activities which take place along it.
Design of Bench