National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Blue Flash, Power Box, Mesh Chips


Type Sculpture

     From 'The Bay and other Artwalks': "The sculptor strikingly tops an electricity sub-station with a giant blue lightning flash and an arc of darting yellow sparks above a smooth bright red box. This enormous scheme of strongly coloured angular sculptures and buildings boldly announces the station's role in the city's infrastructure."
     Cardiff Bay Arts Trust was established in 1990 as part of a policy on public art set out by Cardiff Bay Development Corporation. Over the first decade CBAT has worked with public institutions, private corporations and with the local community to enrich the experience for those who visit, live and work in the area. Following the wind up of CBDC, Cardiff Bay Arts Trust became CBAT The Arts & Regeneration Agency and continues to operate UK wide and internationally.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Gingell, John Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
None Steel, concrete, brick, floodlighting None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road Tyndall Street
Precise location Electricity sub-station
A-Z ref 30 4D
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1994-1996
Year of unveiling 1996
Unveiling details 1996
Commissioned by SWALEC
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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