Working on the Chatham Placemaking Project we're delighted to be working with designer maker Andrew Lapthorn. Andrew is collaborating with Lead Artist Chris Tipping to produce a series of benches for New Cut, Railway Street and Military Road. The benches are a combination of granite and timber and this week we were lucky enough to take a look in the timber sheds at the Dockyard where we are hoping to source the timber. The benches have been inspired by 'Chatham Timbers' and robust bespoke nature of materials used within the Dockyard. So it was great to go back to that source of inspiration and discuss what timbers we could use with Andrew, a master craftsman based there.