K8 GPO kiosk

Evans Vettori Architects Ltd, Matlock , 2020



Photography by Robert Evans     Download Original

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This project saw the restoration and re-purposing of K8 GPO kiosk

Rescue from scrapyard and restoration of 1970s cast-iron GPO K8 Telephone Kiosk (designer Bruce Martin, architect). The box was on its way to the scrapyard from a building site, but was rescued on the spur of the moment. Transport and relocation of the 1-tonne object was a logistical challenge admirably met by local artisan experts.

It has now been re-purposed as Matlock's version of the '4th Plinth' with a rolling programme of roadside public art installations. It has been much appreciated by the greatly increased passing pedestrian traffic during lockdown.

Exhibits to date:
o 1 - December-Festive Fun
o.2 - January-Reciprocal Hyperboloid


  • Begun: Aug 2020
  • Completed: Oct 2020
  • Floor area: 1m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £820
  • Funding: private
  • Procurement: self-build; appointment of appropriate tradesmen
  • Address: Riber Road, Starkholmes, Matlock , DE4 5JB, United Kingdom

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