Spindles Shopping Centre

Oldham, England


A series of three interrelated rooflights designed for the Spindles Town Center, among Europe's largest stained glass windows. The design for the central square incorporates specific reference to the music of Sir William Walton (born, like Clarke, in Oldham). The ‘small mall’ was motivated by Walton’s Orb & Sceptre Coronation March. Here the rhythm of the grid is disrupted by huge brushstrokes in orange, green and red glass.