Graffiti artwork paying tribute to Wembley Way brightens up Bedford business centre

A brand new graffiti mural has transformed a once bland and unappealing corridor at a Bedford business centre into a bright, impressive breakout space for people working there.

The graffiti, dubbed Wembley Way, was commissioned by the owners, of Bedford Heights on Manton Lane, and was the vision of interior designer Katie Bowden.

Graffiti artists Mark Peachey and Alistair Wilson spent three days covering the large white walls with artwork reminiscent of a London Underground Station.

Tim Pain, director of Verve Developments, drew an association between the infamous tunnel at Wembley stadium leading to the underground and the nondescript corridor when they purchased the property in 2014.

The name stuck and Katie was keen to incorporate the iconic Underground brand at Bedford Heights.

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As well as a clear Underground theme, and a mention of England’s World Cup Win in 1966, the graffiti art also includes mentions of Bedford’s sporting culture.

The artwork includes Bedford Blues, Bedford Town Football Club, and Bedford Ladies.

“Wembley Way is one of the last remaining areas to be refurbished at Bedford Heights and I’ve had a good idea of my vision for the space for a while,” said Katie Bowden.

“A few years ago we commissioned Mark to produce graffiti art in our co-working space and I knew that this style of art would be perfect for Wembley Way…

“…it also looks incredible and Mark and Alistair have done a fantastic job.”

There will soon also be Underground platform-style seating installed in the area too.

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