Transport for London managed the refurbishment of Baker Street Station as part of the lead up to the 150 year anniversary of the tube system. After a competitive tender process Links Signs were awarded the manufacture and installation of the new signage for the station.
Working with London Underground Capital Projects management team Links Signs produced new vitreous enamel signs throughout the station. The works were all undertaken as part of the new Collaborative Planning Strategy implemented by London Underground. This ensured all contractors on site were aware of each other’s work, and so avoid any scheduling conflicts on site.
As part of the project Links Signs were asked to design a solution to overcome some on-site issues. The first issue was due to Heritage constraints on the building. New lighting could not be installed to highlight the top steps from platforms 1-5 up into the ticket office. Links Signs designed an LED lighting system into the bottom of a new sign that would light up the steps, and remove the need to install new lighting, thus removing the heritage interface. The second issue was to design hinged continuous frieze signage across the jubilee and Bakerloo line platforms.
Links Signs took on the challenge to provide the awards for the first Transport for London Supplier Awards. Using products and materials that are supplied to TfL for our station signage, Links created very impressive plaques for our winners and runners up. Throughout the production process Links kept TfL up to date with images, delivery schedule and were always on hand to clarify any queries. We look forward to working with them again next year.Amanda Green – Transport for London
Link Signs provide a first class service throughout the design, production and delivery process. I worked closely with the team on a high profile project, with requirements changing on a sometimes daily basis. Links Signs went and above and beyond to meet our requirements and surpassed our expectations. I would highly recommend and endorse working with Link Signs.Catherine Villegas – Project Manager, Transport for London
The team at Links Signs provide unfailing support and flexibility, which enables us to develop ambitious schemes and be confident of the highest quality results. Working with them has transformed the way we approach our exhibition design.Catherine Harvey – Hastings Museum Office & Keeper of World Art
Links Signs successfully managed a complex project overseeing the manufacture and installation of 48 panels to create a bespoke mural on the Transport for London (TfL) owned bridge and the station entrance at Northwood Hills station. Links ensured not only that all the technical and engineering requirements of TfL were met but also that the extensive colour hues specified by mural artists Gordon Collett and Cosmo Sarson were achieved. The finished result is wonderful, as summed up by Mayor of London Boris Johnson when he visited ‘My God, it’s beautiful! Did we do this? The murals – they’re sensational!’ He added: ‘I think it’s all fantastic, really imaginative. I’m very proud.’Helena Webster – Town Centre Improvements Team Manager, London Borough of Hillingdon
Links Signs are experienced, professional and offer great value for money. I know I am in safe hands when I am working with them.Mariam Zulfiqar – Freelance Curator