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The Steel Man began with a simple idea to create a landmark artwork that would act as a beacon for the Yorkshire region and a catalyst for change. Over the last 8 years it has expanded to embrace education, training, heritage, culture, and the arts. The project has attracted huge support from local companies and thousands of individuals from around the world, and discussions are now underway with a major ‘keystone’ funder.
Sir Tim Smit, KBE, The Eden Project, Cornwall says:
Andy Scott, sculptor, The Kelpies, Scotland says:
The 32 metre Steel Man will be built on the border of Rotherham (overlooking the M1), honouring the people and places that forged the region. A multi-functional Interpretation Hub – part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund – will sit alongside the sculpture and include an exhibition space, café , and shop. Schools and other groups will be able to use the space to learn more about the heritage of the region and the emergence of the new technology sector.
The Steel Man will be seen by millions every year and provide a lasting economic and cultural benefit for generations to come. Advanced design and development work has already started and building work is expected to begin in 2018. You can add your support today, and be part of history in the making!
We invite you to support The Steel Man with a suggested donation amount from £20. Add your name – or someone you know – to the Heart of Steel, and you will receive a specially commissioned Heart of Steel badge and personalised certificate.
The British Heart Foundation will receive 10% of all Heart of Steel donations to power life-saving heart research.