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Caution, Zebra crossing

Caution, Zebra crossing

In an unusual commission, Harrow Green has been engaged to move a zebra to an art exhibition venue in Manchester.

'We're known as specialist relocation experts for museums and galleries as well as for businesses,' says Karl Crompton, project manager for Harrow Green. 'But this is an unusual move by any standards.'

The larger than life size fibreglass zebra (known as Jack, though not known to answer to his name) is the embodiment of the logo of Investec, the specialist private bank in Manchester's Spinningfields business district. Investec is sponsoring the current exhibition of international artist Anish Kapoor, his first major showing in the UK outside London in more than a decade. The exhibition runs at Manchester Art Gallery until 5th June before going on national tour.

Harrow Green last year moved Investec's offices and IT equipment from two building locations into its new Spinningfields premises. Now they have another task on their hands – to deliver Jack in good shape to greet exhibition visitors in Manchester.

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