The Soon to Be World’s Longest Bench of Littlehampton

With a capacity to seat up to 300 people, the bench of Littlehampton Beach is already the longest bench in Britain, but is preparing to snatch the title of longest bench in the world.

Designed by the guys at Studio Weave, the 324-meter-long bench of Littlehampton is definitely a sight to behold. It was made from tropical hardwood, salvaged from landfills and old seaside groynes, thus making it a monument to modern recycling.

Built along the promenade, the unique bench twists and turns, bends around trash bins, meanders around lampposts, and even goes into the ground to allow easy passage between Littlehampton’s Blue Flag Beach and the green that surrounds it.

The project may have been executed by the designers of Studio Weave, but it was initiated by locals and entrepreneurs of Littlehampton, who wanted something special for ther beloved venue. Students from a local school provided valuable insight about what makes Littlehampton Beach unique, and offered ideas about the color pallet used on the bench.

With its one-of-a-kind design and color scheme, the Littlehampton bench is already a famous British landmark, but the residents of the seaside resort have their sight set on a place in the record books. They are preparing to extend Littlehampton bench to 621 meters, and make it the longest bench in the world.

 

 

 

 

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  • Roch Posted on August 20, 2010

    I just love the view from underneath that “structure” truly a work of art. Not sure if that area is great to sit but definitely a nice site.

  • Andrey Posted on May 3, 2011

    Sorry to disappoint all Littlehampton residents, as our town, Pazardjik, Bulgaria, will unveil the world’s longest bench on June 1st 2011 in the presence of Guiness WR officials. The bench is 1015 m long and can accommodate 2020 people simultaneously.