CALLS have been made for Gloucester’s wavy wall sculpture to be cleaned up.
The unusual construction was installed in Kimbrose Square in July 2011 as part of the linkages project, aimed at improving walking and cycling routes between Gloucester Quays and the city centre.
But it is already showing signs of corrosion and business owners in Southgate Street are calling for it to be cleaned up before it becomes too much of an eyesore.
The Gloucester Furniture Exhibition Centre overlooks the sculpture.
Owner David Wood said: “With footfall increasing it is to the benefit of everyone that the area looks as good as it can. It should be restored to its original condition.”
Rasaih Murali, owner of Southgate News and Food, is also concerned about the condition.
He said: “I think it needs some paint because it is looking very dirty. When it was first installed it looked good.
"It is a shame because the council is trying to make this area of Gloucester look nice but they need to do something about the sculpture.
“Maybe it needs re-painting every three or six months.”
Gloucestershire County Council spent £2.1 million on improving the Kimbrose Triangle and Southgate Street section as part of the £7million linkages project.
The wall and Kyneburgh Tower sculpture next to it were deigned by artist Tom Price.
It follows the line of Gloucester’s Roman wall and the installation is named after the city’s patron saint, St Kyneburgh.
Gloucestershire County Council, in collaboration with Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company , commissioned Tom to create the pieces.
Sally Godwin, highways manager for Gloucestershire County Council, said: “Although we carry out routine inspections of the sculpture in Southgate Street, we will be sending someone there to inspect its condition in response to the concerns.”