MULTI-STOREY car parks are not usually the nicest of places.
But the one at Fareham Shopping Centre just got a whole lot nicer thanks to the hard work of some Fareham College students.
Back in November, Fareham Borough Council commissioned students at Fareham College to design a giant mural for the car park.
The mural needed to be 100ft wide and 16ft high.
The college incorporated the artwork into the student’s curriculum and a number of designs were produced.
Shortlisted designs were picked and the students attended a special ceremony at the Mayor’s Parlour, where the winning design by Level 3 art, design and media student Naomi Nixon was announced.
With Naomi’s nautical them in hand, painting and decorating students together with staff the college put their overalls on and painted the mural onto the wall.
Now, after months of design and painting, the mural in Civic Way has now officially been unveiled.
Naomi, 19, said: ‘It’s cool that my design will be on the wall for a long time, and it’s nice to be recognised.
‘I like nautical things so it was good theme for me and I enjoyed designing the artwork.’
Garry White, director responsible for car parks at Fareham Borough Council, said: ‘I’d like to say thank you to all of the students and lecturers who were involved with the design and painting of the wall.
‘The mural has brightened up what was a dull and boring wall, and will be enjoyed by the many shoppers that use the car park.
‘It’s lovely for the students to see their work displayed on a permanent basis, which I’m sure will be here for many years to come.’
Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward said: ‘The mural will brighten up the car park.
‘I would like to say thank you to all of the talented students who put in a lot of time and effort into the mural and hope they enjoyed working on it.’