A PUBLIC art piece has been installed at a new office development site.

The sculpture was installed in the centre of a new public square in the £130m Circus Street development in Brighton.

The circus-themed totem was designed by artist Christopher Baxter.

The sculpture is the second major art piece on site following Sir Antony Gormley’s bollards, which mark the pedestrian entrances into the development.

Christopher, a multi-disciplinary artist, furniture maker and designer, says he wanted to capture the “playful, dynamic energy of Brighton” in the art piece.

The corten steel structure reimagines the letter of the word circus as circus performers, balancing on top of each other and a ball.

Christopher, who studied sculpture at Kingston University but a supporter of the Brighton Festival, said most of the fabrication was carried out by Artec Engineering in Portsmouth and then finished at his studio in London.

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Circus Street, created by property developers U+I, offers 30,000 sq. ft of office space across six main floors.

As well as office space, Circus Street, part of a public private partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council, has 142 new homes, 450 student bedrooms, seven retail units and a new base for South East Dance.

The project is due to be complete in the next 12 months.