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The Singing Ringing Tree, Burnley

The Singing Ringing Tree, Burnley


We’re thrilled to be working alongside Burnley Council on a project to improve the area immediately around the fantastic ‘Singing Ringing Tree’. The unique panopticon sculpture is constructed from galvanised steel pipes stacked in layers, and uses wind energy to produce a low song. In June 2007, Singing Ringing Tree (designed by Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu) was named winner of a National Award for architectural excellence by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

The musical sculpture overlooks Burley, and is close to the Dunnockshaw Millennium Wood. As part of this project, we hope to improve access to the site by upgrading the walking routes close by, and making repairs around the base of the sculpture too. There’s also the possibility of adding additional interpretation and other features that would enhance visitor experience. It’s a wonderful location, with lots of native trees and bird species to be observed along the way – so lots to get excited about!

We’ll be sharing some ideas and asking visitors for their suggestions for improving the space in the coming weeks, so do check back for more information soon.

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