James Horrobin and SOM - Railings (1992)
The railings encompassing Cabot Square and those stretching along the river front through Mackenzie Walk were created by a leading iron worker and a team of architects.
James Horrobin and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill designed the promenade rails in a smooth arc, shaped to resemble the sails on a boat.
Those around the perimeter of Cabot Square have been compared to cogs on a steam engine.
James Horrobin began apprenticeship with father on Exmoor Hereford Technical College in 1961 before setting up his own workshop in 1969.
He is known for his architectural metal work as well as for domestic and sculptural pieces. In 2004 he completed the Churchill Memorial Screen at St Paul's Cathedral.