The Details

Name: Cottonopolis

Designed and decorated by: Leah Pendleton.

Sponsor: MeadowSide

Design Inspiration

This design focuses on Manchester’s industrial heritage and is a visual metaphor for the way that cotton is woven into the fabric of the city. The black background alludes to the smoky skies that hung over Manchester in its ‘Cottonopolis’ heyday. The patterns appear to have a woven, tactile texture, whilst pools of bold, coloured cotton weave around the shape of the Bee.

MeadowSide is an interesting mix of apartments, townhouses and penthouses. This is real-life living, in the city and on the edge of the park, where all the best bits live side-by-side. Apartments are now available to buy.

The Artist -Leah Pendleton

Leah Pendleton is a Yorkshire based blackboard, illustration and mural artist. She studied Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh, specialising in sculpture. She uses paint markers against black backgrounds to achieve colourful, bold and eye-catching designs. Playful, cartoon-style illustration and clean lines distinguish her work.

Bee in the City 2020

Bee in the City 2020