A 30ft elm sculpture was due to arrive at River Darwen Parkway today completing the 'Time and Place' arts project to rejuvenate 31 hectares of land on the edge of the town.

The work of art, which will take four days to install, has been created by environmental artist Keith Barrett.

It features two loops that twist to form three rings set on a ridge.

People walking past will first see the loops and then become aware of how they form into circles as their perspective changes.

Andrew Nash, programme manager for Groundwork Blackburn, who are supporting the scheme with financial backing from partner organisations, said: "Keith's sculpture is one of the largest in the project and should be an exciting piece.

"The theme 'Time and Place' looks at what happened at a certain time or place and this piece, which focuses on the place, should certainly attract extra new visitors to the area".