A year in the making
In February last year, we were approached by our long-standing client, BHA, on new signage relating to Elekta’s huge worldwide HQ development in Crawley.
Elekta are the leading innovator of equipment and software used to improve, prolong and save lives of people with cancer and brain disorders. Their solutions can be found in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Therefore it only made sense for the amazing new building to have equally amazing new signage.
We have worked with BHA on branding throughout their existing Elekta factory and offices over the last 5 years. Elektas new premises needing signage was their 5-storey office block with multi-storey car park facility to fit in with their existing factory. Not a small project then!
New building needing new signage
The new project called for three lots of built-up illuminated lettering ranging from 2.5m – 3m tall and a number of illuminated totem directional signs.
This project encountered some obstacles as one set of built-up lettering was to be fitted to the roof of the building, freestanding without any supportive brackets. This required extensive planning permission for the required height and illumination levels because of the HQ’s close proximity to Gatwick Airport!
Planning permission was passed and we were set to go! Our teams began by producing the 5 directional signs, which were produced 2m x 1m double-sided, fret cut, internally illuminated totem signs.
Following production of the totems, the illuminated built-up letters were produced which were then installed on the roof of the building, an internal sign and a stainless steel trim sign.
Installation was designed to take a week on site, utilising a variety of lifting equipment combined with specialist fitting expertise.
Noel visited the site this week to meet with the client and check on the signage installation – the building and signs look spectacular!