We are pleased to see the Man of Steel gain planning permission. This statue is definitely iconic and is synonymous with the regions heritage and future. It is a core part of the strategy developed by the Regions Sport, Leisure and Tourism sector group made up from businesses across the region so it’s good to see it moving forward”
Richard Wright – Executive Director Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Plans for a 30-metre sculpture standing by the side of the M1 overlooking Sheffield have been approved.
The Man of Steel sculpture – a figure sitting casually on a steel plinth – is expected to be one-and-a-half times taller than the Angel of the North. Artist Steve Mehdi said it would cost £2.5m and be privately funded. The sculpture will be built on a site in Kimberworth and be visible from the M1 Tinsley viaduct, between Sheffield and Rotherham. Rotherham Council has given planning approval for the artwork. (BBC Website 15/08/2012)