Published Monday, 22nd May 2023

The first concepts for an exciting mural-style public art project in Horley subway have gone on show to find out what the public think of the designs.

The Council has been working with specialist designers and artists, Acrylicize to develop the artwork, which has been informed by what the community said is special about the town in previous consultations.

The murals are based on three themes:

  • Urban biodiversity, which relates to the value of the green spaces around Horley, connection to the countryside, improved ecology, biodiversity and sustainability.
  • Connectivity and flow is about the connection of the town to the rail line, Gatwick, London and the South, and national cycle route 21 (from London to Paris).
  • Local history, which relates to the strong sense of local community, character and history in Horley town centre.

The different designs are part of our project to help the town centre work better for local people, make it more attractive and boost the local economy.

The artwork will include a protective layer so it can be easily clean and maintained.

Representing Horley's identity

Cllr Richard Biggs, said of the project: “The mural artworks will transform the currently drab and uninviting subway with impact, colour and local storytelling, making it a more welcoming and interesting space. These designs are intended to represent the identity and special characteristics of Horley and we want to know what people think of them.

“The artwork could also be applied elsewhere in the town centre to link spaces and places, so we’re also asking people where they think it could be best used.

“So do take a look at the designs and tell us what you think.”

Give your views

View the designs and give feedback on online at or at Horley Library. Paper copies of the survey are available from the Library (55-57 Russell Square) or Horley Community Centre (Albert Road). The closing date for comments is Monday 12 June 2023.

Following the survey, the Council will work with Acrylicize to develop the preferred scheme further and hopes to involve local stakeholders, schools and groups in the project.

More information 

For more on this and other Delivering Change in Horley Town Centre projects, including proposals for the High Street, subway and Central Car Park improvements, see the Delivering Change in Horley Town Centre pages.

The artwork themes are based on feedback to a survey carried out by Thinking Place to feed into the development of a Community Vision for Horley.