A UNIQUE piece of public art has been installed as part of the regeneration of Friary Park estate in Acton.

Artist Giles Round worked with residents to look at nature and provide meaningful art during the redevelopment. 

He and the project team visited Kew Gardens with some of them as they shared stories of the part trees have played in their lives.

The artwork draws on Ealing’s past and present as a place to experience nature while looking forward to the future.

Friary Park will have two acres of green space, with a series of courtyard gardens, woodland pockets and an eco-walk.

‘Wrapping’ the construction offices on the estate, the hand-drawn artwork features trees that residents say spark fond memories.

They include a cypress tree, magnolia tree in bloom and a palm tree.

The wrap has been constructed out of 100 per cent recycled material.

As work gets underway at Friary Park, the Community Arts Strategy is one of the measures being put in place by Catalyst Housing Association – part of the Peabody group - and developer Mount Anvil to improve the experience of people living there.

The regeneration will provide 1,228 new homes, of which 455 will be affordable and 315 will be for social rent and London affordable rent.

By the end of this year, a Friary Park mural will feature in the Acton Mural Trail, which includes 23 artworks by international and local artists.

Serena Horgan, Head of Development Delivery at Peabody said: “Acton is a fiercely creative hub, and we are so pleased residents can get involved in arts and culture at Friary Park.”