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Knowsley Borough Of Culture's Owl & Pussycat Sculptures Take Residence At Bellway’s Halewood Oaks

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

Two Knowsley Owl & Pussycat Sclulptures From Its Time As The Liverpool City Region Borough Of Culture In 2022 Have Taken Up Residence At Bellway’s Halewood Oaks Development

Sam, a sales advisor for Bellway at Halewood Oaks, with the Owl and Pussycat sculptures (Credit: Courtesy of Bellway/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content.)
Sam, a sales advisor for Bellway at Halewood Oaks, with the Owl and Pussycat sculptures (Credit: Courtesy of Bellway/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content.)

Two of Knowsley’s iconic owl and pussycat sculptures have taken residence at Bellway’s Halewood Oaks development on Bailey’s Lane in Halewood.


The striking sculptures inspired by the famous Edward Lear poem are currently on a summer tour around Knowsley and have arrived at the new build housing development following seven weeks in Huyton.


Originally created to celebrate Knowsley’s year as the Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture in 2022, there are now 29 sculptures in the popular trail, each with a unique design that reflects a part of Knowsley’s history and culture.

It’s great to be included in this exciting local project and we’ve enjoyed welcoming visitors to site to see the sculptures and tick them off on the trail.' - Jenny Bell, Sales Director at Bellway.

Brightening up the grassy area outside the Bellway sales office and providing an eye-catching welcome to Halewood Oaks are two colourful sculptures, ‘Owl Edward’ by Andrea Danisman and ‘Coco Cat’ by Cherie Grist.


Both are a key part of the public art trail that runs until the end of September and have proved popular with visitors to the beautiful new build development, many of whom have been taking photos and selfies with the sculptures.


Sales Director, Jenny Bell, commented: 'We’re delighted to host an owl and pussycat here at Halewood Oaks. Halewood Oaks and our Plummers Meadow development, which is less than a mile away, are both fast taking shape and will form vibrant new communities in Knowsley. It’s great to be included in this exciting local project and we’ve enjoyed welcoming visitors to site to see the sculptures and tick them off on the trail.'


Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, Cllr Shelley Powell, added: 'The sculptures have received a wonderful reception so far in Knowsley. Public art trails like this are fun for all ages and a great way to get out and explore the local area and our thanks go to Bellway for hosting Owl Edward and Coco Cat.'


The full public art trail in Halewood can be found here. Share your photos with us on social media using the hashtag 'OwlAndPussycat'.


Located within easy reach of Liverpool City Centre, Bellway’s Halewood Oaks development on Baileys Lane and Plummers Meadow development on Greensbridge Lane boast a wonderful mix of high quality homes with three and four bedroom properties available at both developments.


Prices start from £254,995 for a three bedroom semi-detached home at Halewood Oaks where Bellway is offering £1,000 a month towards the cost of the mortgage for up to 12 months, that’s up to £12,000* off a new home. Please Note, that *Selected plots & developments, T&Cs apply. For further information you can visit Halewood Oaks or the Bellway website.

'The sculptures have received a wonderful reception so far in Knowsley. Public art trails like this are fun for all ages and a great way to get out and explore the local area and our thanks go to Bellway for hosting Owl Edward and Coco Cat.' - Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods.

Bellway began as a small family business in the North East in 1946 — with a passion for building exceptional quality homes in carefully selected locations, inspired by the needs of real families. They are proud of their heritage in the North East, and remain one of the region’s largest employers, with their Head Office still being located in Newcastle upon Tyne. Bellway Homes is a FTSE 250 Index listed residential housebuilder, employing almost 3,000 staff across 22 Divisions across England, Scotland and Wales.


Still today, Bellway maintain these same values, combining their decades of expertise with the level of personalised care that Bellway is known for.


They have also been awarded 5 star builder status by the Home Builders Federation for the sixth year running, with 9 out of 10 customers saying they would recommend Bellway to a friend.

Owl & Pussycat Halewood Trail
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You can explore the trail map to see the full public art trail in Halewood and where the sculptures can be found.

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