Penarth Skytown is coming…

Penarth Skytown is coming…

07 May 2020

Cod Steaks was honoured to win the commission to design, build and install a landmark gateway for the fantastic community in Penarth. As part of a wider scheme of improvements in the area our gateway will sit at the main entrance to Dingle Park and is called Penarth Skytown.

All of the buildings featured are well loved landmarks characteristic of the area, and as the sun goes down the lights will come on – a wildlife metropolis among the trees.

A full report explaining how we involved the community in the process, FAQs and more can be found on the Vale of Glamorgan website here:

As soon as we’re able to return to site artworking will be completed and the lights switched on – watch this space for the official opening date!


It all begins with trust…
It all begins with trust…
05 Feb 2020

Adrian Sykes approached Cod Steaks to transform his recently commissioned artwork, It All Begins With Trust, into a dynamic sculptural mural. Adrian’s beautiful painting was designed in 3D, meticulously recreated and installed by Cods’ team and is due to be unveiled later this month.

Standing at 5m tall the stunning sculpture is the centrepiece of its permanent home in Birmingham.

It was a pleasure to work with Adrian, and to see this short film of how it all came together follow the link 'It all begins with trust'. 




War Horse
War Horse
14 Feb 2018

Exciting developments here at Cod Steaks this year – it’s not often we get to throw open the doors and show you our work in progress, but we can’t keep quiet about this...

We’re thrilled to announce work on our War Horse has started. Standing at almost 5m tall, this stunning commemorative sculpture is being built for Featherstone Town Council, with funding from WREN. Once complete, War Horse will travel upright in one piece from Bristol to Featherstone in April.

Would you like to join those already coming to line the route?


New Rooms and Castles
New Rooms and Castles
30 Aug 2017

What an eventful year it’s been - so much so we haven’t touched-down in the news feed since Christmas!

Among the exciting projects we’re working on, we’re delighted to announce the opening of two brand-new visitor experiences. Designed, built and installed by Cods, these are an absolute must for your diary:


New Room Museum

The New Room is the oldest Methodist chapel in the world, and Cods’ fully immersive museum is packed from floor to ceiling with exquisite artefacts, interactives and much more. Not content with flat graphics, we like to take museum interpretation to another level – have a look at our case study here and, better still, come and experience it for yourself.

Case Study


Porchester Castle

 …has also received the Cods treatment – from life sized sculptures & flock of seagulls, to an interactive floor map there is something to engage visitors of all ages.

Case Study


More news coming soon…



Merry Christmas from Cod Steaks
Merry Christmas from Cod Steaks
13 Dec 2016

What a fantastic year it's been.

We would like to wish everyone, including our clients, suppliers and partners a happy and peaceful Christmas and prosperous New Year.

The Cod Steaks team.

Sir Ridley Scott: Past, Present & Future Visionary exhibition opens
Sir Ridley Scott: Past, Present & Future Visionary exhibition opens
21 Oct 2016

We’re just back from the official opening of the Sir Ridley Scott: Past, Present and Future Visionary exhibition.

The reason being we were asked to recreate one of Sir Ridley Scott’s most iconic cinematic triumphs: the xenomorph from his 1979 epic Alien. With its menacing aesthetic, the creature requires little introduction.

Our brief was to design and build an authentic replica of the xenomorph from the original (and only) Alien film directed by Sir Ridley Scott, as a key part of an exhibition celebrating his cinematic works.

Despite the weeks of intense research and crafting, ensuring that every detail was present and correct, we’re ready to do it all over again. It really was a heap of fun to do!

For those of you eager to bask in greater detail you can link directly to the case study of the xenomorph replica.

We'd like to thank Sheridan Design for giving us the chance to recreate one of the greatest on-screen sci-fi nightmares, and wish South Tyneside Council every success with their new centre for storytelling and language: The Word.

British Engineering Services promotes new branding
British Engineering Services promotes new branding
28 Sep 2016

In the forming of new branding for British Engineering Services (BES), designers Forest UK wasted no time in contacting Cod Steaks to commission the creation of bespoke signage for their client's head offices. Their brief was to create a three-dimensional chrome, black and red rendering of the carefully considered BES 'coat of arms' in exquisite detail.

Hand-fabricated to allow control over finer details such as the lion and ribbons, we were able to deliver a high quality finish that was faithful to the brand.

We are grateful to Forest UK for giving us the chance to work with them on this extremely important client project, and are eager to complete the other variants in the BES portfolio.

If you're looking for a little inspiration for how you could promote your company or client, take a look at some of our recent successes here

With a flexible workspace and workforce, we will be able to help, whatever your creative brief.