On Friday 1st June, the Deputy Mayor of Barnet Caroline Stock, along with 36 student’s unveiled new artwork designed at The Rushgroves to celebrate the best of Hendon.

The artwork, which spells #HelloHendon, is a finale of a three month collaboration between L&Q and the college, and seeks to inspire local pride in the area. Students were briefed at the start of the project by the architects behind The Rushgroves on the architecture and design process and were then asked to work in teams to create designs for the hoardings that focus on three key themes relating to Hendon; community, environment and the future. Marc Mckenna and his team at the L&Q Foundation worked closely with the students and faculty at the college throughout the project, and played an important role in making this project come to life, while providing students with valuable commercial experience and allowing them to apply their creative skills to an external project.

The students were inspired by various features of the local area, including the Welsh Harp Reservoir, the Mill Hill observatory and the Metropolitan Police Training Centre. Famous locals are also celebrated, including Oliver Postgate the creator of Bagpuss.