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Project information

Park Royal Landmark Project

The Park Royal Landmark Project installation will fuse the barriers between arts and science, and uniquely address the 'Mutation' of DNA.
Artist/architect Nick Coombe has been working in collaboration with the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, which is working at the forefront of DNA genetics.

July 2011 - October 2012

Charity information: Nwlh Arts - North West London Hospital General Charitable Fund

Nwlh Arts - North West London Hospital General Charitable Fund logo
  • Need


    Park Royal is one of the most deprived areas in the UK. It is the aim of this project to bring together the communities of Brent, Ealing and Harrow and link these disconnected communities. This project will endeavour to integrate its process with the 2012 London Olympics. The PRL will introduce arts and science to the multi-cultural communities and through this process, encourage ownership and identification in the community. The communities will understand that humans are all the the same.


    There PRL team's strength will enable the project's successful delivery. Nwlh Arts, Nick Coombe artist/architect. Annabel Lucas Project Manager, Sanger Institute -genetic scientists, Philips - lighting and consultancy. Sally Sheinman-specialist artist in inclusiveness and collaboration.
    Sally Sheinman will fabricate tools to encourage community partication, working at grass roots level. This is the most important aspect of making the project successful. Participation will connect communities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Park Royal Landmark's DNA Mutation Installation will be launched to coincide with the Olympics


    » The Communication Departments of the PRL partners will work together with the National Press, Arts and Architectural press and Health Press.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...The community involvement, participation and understanding of the DNA Mutation Installation and the recognition at National Level of a project of excellence.

  • Impact


    The Healthcare Community, schools and the communities of London will be linked to a project which brings together disconnected communities and teaches them that fundamentally the human race is all connected. The Sanger Institute genetic scientists involved in the outcome of the DNA installation work at the forefront of DNA genetics, which gives this project advanced scientific evidence . The communities involved will enjoy a sustainable landmark, which will be a legacy for future generations.


    The risks for this project are funding issues. All funding should be in place to enable Nick Coombe, Sallly Sheinman, Annabel Lucas and Nwlh Arts to put all the processes in place.
    Nwlh Arts will confirm that all funding is secured before the project is started, so that the outcome will be realised and the launch and dissemination of this project of excellence be recognised.


    Nwlh Arts will request that all those involved in the Park Royal Landmark Project be involved in an evaluation process, which will enable funders to be advised of the progress, process, success and outcome of the project. The reports for this process will be submitted and disseminated monthly.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £250,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £160,000 DNA Fabrication of Installation
      £30,000 Consult Sally Sheinman -artist
      £20,000 Manage Project Managment
      £40,000 Lighting Products and Consultancy

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Philips Lighting £40,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The Park Royal Landmark DNA Mutation project will be installed on the large elipse which sits in front of the award winning Central Middlesex Hospital in the London Borough of Brent. The elipse sits on the public realm. The installation will be seen from the roads and the sky as it will be lit to emulate the DNA Mutation process.


    The Healthcare community of Brent, Wembley and Harrow will primarily benefit from this project. The project will be introduced to the science dept of local schools. The PRL communications team will work with the Olympics Communications team to introduce this project of excellence in the London region. The strength and credibility of the partners involved in this project will ensure the projects' success and recognition at National level. This project will be our legacy for future generations.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Nwlh Arts was founded in 1999 and runs a groundbreaking arts programme at North West London Hospitals NHS Trust. Nwlh arts was launched at the House of Commons in 2006, Dawn Butler MP hosted the event and the Minister for the Arts supported the launch. Sir Andrew Motion is a patron and supporter of the organisation. Please refer to the Nwlh Arts website www.nwlh.nhs.uk/arts. The partners involved in this project will ensure that the project receives the support and success that it deserves.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Candice Hurwitz

    Candice Hurwitz - director of Nwlh Arts. Candice is involved in the management of all Nwlh Arts projects, she worked in Arts and Health since 1995

    Nick Coombe

    Lead artist architect for the Park Royal Landmark Project. Nick's concept for the PRL project won an RIBA award.

    Sally Sheinman

    Sally Sheinman is a formidable artist, who is passionate about community collaboration and process.

    Annabel Lucas - Project Manager

    Annabel Lucas is an experienced project manager, whose skills will enable the successful delivery of the Park Royal Landmark Project.