Crossrail and Transport for London embarked on a joint project to redevelop Tottenham Court Road Station and construct a new station for Crossrail. The redevelopment had an estimated budget of £1bn. Furthermore, the ambitious project had to allow for the station to continue operating during the works.
As part of a joint venture, Taylor Woodrow and BAM Nuttall became the main construction contractors. After a competitive tender process, Links Signs won the manufacture and installation contract for new station signage at the redevelopment.
The works commenced late 2014 and completed in the summer of 2016. We designed our installations to work alongside the construction phases of the project. As a result, Links Signs produced signage on a “just in time” basis – to meet the opening requirements of each phase.
Over 191 main station signs were manufactured and installed. These included LED illuminated signs and bespoke signs to fit within the new glass cladding systems. Links Signs worked closely with other construction partners on the project to ensure the installations were co-ordinated smoothly. One of the project highlights is the new 27m LED illuminated fascia running around the station entrance.
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