1000 Lakeside gets businesses drawing
Businesses based at the 1000 Lakeside North Harbour building in Portsmouth have been spending their lunch break helping to create a 1,000 foot panoramic drawing. The whole-day drawing workshop at 1000 Lakeside on October 22, was organised by local artists from Artspace Portsmouth and involved students from St Vincent College in Gosport during the morning and local primary schools in the afternoon, as well as businesses located at the building.
It was one of a series of ‘Big Draw’ events being held across the country in October, to encourage people of all ages to get involved in art. The aim of the 1000 Lakeside event was to create a giant 1,000 foot panoramic drawing including 1,000 birds and 1,000 words.
The 1000 Lakeside development, which is owned by property fund manager Highcross, has become a showcase for paintings, sculptures and other works by regional artists, since it opened earlier this year.
Highcross director, Nick Turner comments: “We’ve had a very positive reaction from our occupiers and visitors to the building to our rolling art exhibition and this event was an exciting opportunity to take this interest one step further and get local businesses and the community involved in developing their own artistic skills.” Greg Jerram from Handelsbanken, which is based at 1000 Lakeside, said: “It’s a long time since I last did any drawing, but it was great to be involved and add to the picture. With the views over the lake and the wide range of art already exhibited at 1000 Lakeside, we had plenty of inspiration.”
Located adjacent to Junction 12 of the M27 at the gateway to Portsmouth, the airconditioned, four-floor 1000 Lakeside office building is set in extensively landscaped grounds and has almost 1,000 car parking spaces. Office space is available from 2,000 sq ft to 250,000 sq ft, with a Regus business centre also located on site for companies requiring smaller accommodation.