Sainsbury’s Concrete Mural


Restoration work has started on the mural at Sainsbury’s, Buckhurst Place.

These murals were created in 1974 by Colchester artists Henry and Joyce Collins. This documentary gives a good background on their legacy:

Having sought advice from Orbis Conservation based in London (who worked on the other murals from the same artist). It was advised to avoid the harsh use of chemical products and to use de-ionised water and brushes for the initial cleaning.

From there we hope to repair any damage to the concrete before repainting can begin.

Updates will follow as the restoration progresses.