Halo is a massive steel structure set against the dramatic Lancashire countryside. 18 metres in diameter, the sculpture features a circular steel structure raised off the ground on a tripod. The hole in its centre frames views of the sky.
From its vantage point on Top o’ Slate above Haslingdon, Halo overlooks the A56 and signals the approach to Pennine Lancashire. By night Halo glows a sky-blue colour, giving the effect of hovering above the town. The lighting, using low-energy LEDs and powered by a wind turbine, is designed to minimise light pollution and avoid any disruption to wildlife.
The steelwork has a natural silver appearance, which will temper to matt as the galvanised finish weathers.
Halo is the centrepiece of a wider partnership scheme, led by the REMADE in Lancashire programme, Groundwork and Rossendale Council, which has reclaimed and returned to public use 33 hectares of land including the former landfill site of Top o' Slate and the adjacent Duckworth Clough. REMADE was set up by Lancashire County Council in partnership with the Northwest Regional Development Agency to recover neglected land for uses such as landscaped open space, play areas, new planting, nature reserves, footpaths, cycleways and bridleways.