Motherwell Underpass

North Lanarkshire Council wanted to redevelop Motherwell town centre.

Pedestrian access to the town was via four covered underpasses that were in need of upgrading. 6274 were commissioned to create a more welcoming entrance to the town centre for both residents and visitors alike. We sourced a technique that meant photographic images could be applied tile to produce a permanent image glazed in to the tile. The resulting images were not only striking but would withstand temperatures from -40ºC up to 50ºC.

We worked with super market chain Asda to photograph individuals from the local area. The result was a large colourful section of peoples faces that can be seen above.

We worked with Glasgow School of Art, photographers and the local community to pull together different themes for each of the underpasses.

The underpasses in Motherwell, Scotland still looks great today.

6274 is one of the only companies in Scotland to specialise in this regeneration service – no project is too big or too unconventional!

We would be delighted to hear your comments and ideas regarding graphic tile installations.

Credits:

Lead Graphic Designer: Bruce Macaulay

West Hamilton Street Underpass: Photography – Susie Baker, Design – Bruce Macaulay

Barrie Street Underpass: Original Paintings – Kristina Macaulay, Design – Bruce Macaulay

Merry Street Underpass: Design – Bruce Macaulay

The Pend Tiled Panel: Photography – Bruce Macaulay