Crossrail and Transport for London embarked on a joint project to redevelop the existing London Underground Station and construct a new station for Crossrail – the project was estimated to be worth £1bn.
The joint venture of Taylor Woodrow and BAM Nuttall were appointed as the main contractors to undertake the work. As part of the project the station signage was tendered and after a competitive tender process Links Signs were awarded the manufacture and installation of the new station signage for the new upgraded London Underground Station.
The works commenced late 2014 with planned completion in the summer of 2016. The installation programme was designed to work alongside the construction phases of the project, ensuring signs were designed and fabricated on a “just in time” basis to meet the opening requirements of each section.
Over 191 main station signs were manufactured and installed – including LED Illuminated signs and bespoke signs to fit within the new glass cladding systems. Links Signs worked closely with the other trades on the project to ensure all designs were co-ordinated and installation went smoothly. One of the highlights of the project is the new 27m LED illuminated fascia that runs around the new entrance to the station.
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