A COLOURFUL mural completed during the Ellesmere Port Arts Festival has been rehomed at Innospec in the town.

The mural was the centrepiece of the last annual festival and positioned in the town centre square, where members of the community contributed to the design and painting of four large panels displaying key features of Ellesmere Port.

Sharon Vernon, of Boost Education Partnership, said: “We have been looking for a good home for the mural for some time and, during a recent office move, feared this might not be possible.

“We are delighted that Innospec has found the perfect space for it. Innospec have been a consistent supporter of the schools’ local arts festivals and the community engagement they offer.”

The mural is sited at the company’s conference centre on site and has provided a talking point for staff and visitors.

Paul Henderson, Innospec’s operational skills project manager, said: “When I saw the mural I knew it would really brighten our entrance to the conference centre.

“We really value our links with the local community and are delighted to host it and to tell the story of how it was created.

“The local artist has captured many key features and it has prompted many conversations about the town, promoting it in a very positive way as a town rich in heritage, culture and, above all, as a friendly place to live and work.”

The fitting of the mural was undertaken by Signature Ceilings, an Ellesmere Port-based business that has worked on many projects at the Innospec site in Ellesmere Port.

The Education Partnership is currently producing a storyboard and photographs to show the creation and development of the mural to complete the picture.