BT Gatwick – BCO Award Winning Scheme

BT Gatwick – BCO Award Winning Scheme

BT has won the “Fit out Workplace (Major Projects)” award, both on the National and Regional levels, for its new offices at City Place, Gatwick. Works commissioned by Art Contact are an important aspect of the interior, and we are delighted to have contributed to BT’s success.

Two major installations by David MacIlwaine were installed together with a panel work by Ian Wilkinson.

‘Water Curtain’ is a suspended mobile sculpture above the reception/street area running parallel with the front glass wall of the building. Shapes of light gathering and mirror acrylic are suspended at different heights by a number of cables. ‘Fire Piece’ consists of a rectangular white aluminium frame 3m x 5.5m, strung with translucent nylon mesh as a support structure for 6mm diameter light gathering acrylic rods in red, orange and blue. In addition, a series of abstract perspex installations by Ian Wilkinson were commissioned by Art Contact for the main reception area.


  • Object – Source, select and supply sculpture for Atrium and other artworks
  • Client – BT
  • Sector – Commercial
  • Location – City Place, Gatwick
  • Status – Completed


  • Consultation
  • Strategy
  • Planning
  • Art Selection
  • Procurement
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
  • Installation

"Art Contact's strength is in their ability to fully understand the brief, to make the best use of available budget and put forward the most relevant and exciting work from emerging artists."

Malcolm Brown, Brand and Identity Manager, BT Group Communications