THE installation of a piece of public art at Winchester’s Casson Block has moved a step closer following a consultation.

The designs by international artist Holger Lonze were on display at a drop-in session at Winchester Business Centre on Parchment Street.

The artwork forms part of the Casson Block Enhancement Scheme, which includes new paving, lighting and railings, and will see planters in the new year.

The new piece will be installed in the area between the Casson Block on St George’s Street and the rear of the Chronicle building on Upper Brook Street.

It will be based on original proposals for a bronze sculpture reflecting both modern and historic architecture in Winchester.

Cllr Steve Miller, portfolio holder for estates, said: “Winchester is home to a wide range of public art of which we are rightly proud. We want this commission to complement our existing treasures, and provide a focal point for the Casson Block. Public feedback is vital, to ensure we commission a piece which inspires and is thought provoking.”

The results of the consultation will now be considered by Mr Lonze and could lead to changes to the piece. The current works are due to finish shortly, with final tasks such as the re-siting of the air quality monitoring unit. The artwork is due to be installed in the summer.