We were delighted to be invited in August as one of 3 teams competing to design a new messaging marker for Argent’s Brent Cross South development. The proposed structure is also intended to house the development’s new primary sub-station. The marker is located at the Staples Corner gyratory, the point of arrival into London from the M1 motorway. As such our brief was for the marker to have a presence analogous to that of Anthony Gormley’s ‘Angel of the north’. The approach of our proposal was for a hollow decorative ‘Trinocle’, with a honeycomb backed stone veneer rain-screen, encasing large programmable screens displaying curated digital art; local/atmospheric information; and, commercial messaging at high and low levels. Below the substantial transfer structure at the base is the bomb-proof sub-station enclosure. While we didn’t win this time, it was a pleasure to be involved with two other really strong teams and a really encouraging client.