A NEW home has been found for an integral piece of Bracknell's history.

Shortly before the demolition of the town centre got underway a mural crafted by William Mitchell was removed from above Mothercare in Charles Square.

It was hoped the frieze, which was commissioned in 1974 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Bracknell becoming a new town, would be reinstalled near its original mounting.

Last April however, the Bracknell Regeneration Partnership said the 30 metre long art work was too big to return to The Lexicon.

It has now been revealed that the mural will likely be re-homed on the Met Office roundabout, close to the town centre.

Simon Russian, development manager for Legal & General on behalf of the Bracknell Regeneration Partnership: “We have submitted a planning application to relocate the popular mural created by William Mitchell depicting the history of Bracknell to the centre of the Met Office roundabout.

"We are currently awaiting the result of subsequent surveys and will then be able to finalise the process.”

William Mitchell was a well known sculptor, artist and designer who created a number of works across the UK in the 1960s and 70s.

Nine of his other works across the country are listed to protect them.

The fibreglass mural, which was bronze in colour, charts the history of Bracknell.

In April last year Councillor Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, reassured Mitchell fans that the frieze would remain an integral part of Bracknell.

He said: “We understand how popular the William Mitchell sculpture is to our residents and it has always been our intention to relocate it within Bracknell.

“We are committed to successfully re-homing this sculpture along with other loved pieces of artwork.

“We will also be incorporating new artwork into the town centre when it opens and there will be more information on that over the coming months.”