Ad-Hoc Fabrication Work

An innovative project created for the National School's Observatory at Liverpool John Moores University, and displayed at the RHS Chelsea flower show.

Our capabilities as an engineering and manufacturing company are far-reaching; one of our main passions is to help our customers find solutions to their needs. This means our product range isn’t just a list of things we can create – we also like to work with customers 1-2-1 on a wider range of things.

We were lucky to be involved in The Dark Matter Garden, designed for the National School’s Observatory (NSO) at Liverpool John Moores University, and exhibited at the RHS Chelsea flower show. The aim of the design was to portray the mysteries of the universe, using innovative structures and plants.

Pendle Engineering worked closely with designer Howard Miller to achieve his vision for the garden. We engineered a warped lattice of steel rods that bend as they pass over the greenery. This represents the bending trajectory of light, implying the presence of dark matter.

NSO achieved great success with the garden; it gave them great coverage to thousands on the BBC, in national newspapers and to over 20,000 visitors to the show.

“Once again, it's been fantastic working with you, you've exceeded our expectations by a good way and been far more pro-active than the majority of subcontractors I've worked with. ”