Links Signs were awarded the contract to manufacture and install the new illuminated station identity signage at Limehouse DLR Station. The request was to deliver the signage within 5 weeks of placing the order. Initial project management included a site-specific survey to establish a fixing and installation method and final fabrication designs before manufacturing and installing the signage.
Links Signs site teams set to work undertaking a full site survey. Surveying the existing roof and steel works allowed us to then design a mounting system. Our surveys also identify site access requirements and limitations to working times that must be strictly adhered to. All our site teams carry IPAF, SENTINAL, PASMA and CSCS qualifications and work to our CHAS Accredited standards and OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management policy. The works required the manufacture and installation of Large Illuminated Station Name Signage and Large Illuminated DLR Roundel Station Identifiers.
The Limehouse Station name consists of 600mm tall, internally illuminated rim and return letters. These are installed to a bespoke support frame – allowing the installation to be carried out in one piece. In turn, this speeds up installation speed and efficiently – saving our client money (and more importantly time) on their tight delivery programme. All letters were assembled in our factory and mounted to the support frame, before being collected and installed on site. This also allows for quality checks on everything within a controlled environment.
The DLR Roundels are internally illuminated with a full back tray and removable face. This allows installation of the backs at the same time as the station name, using the same lifting and access equipment. The fronts were then positioned and fixed into place before connecting the signs.
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A pleasure to work with Links again on such a poignant programme. Delivering amazing high quality. Very much looking forward to working together again in the future.Robert Varney – Engagement Officer (North) & TfL Charities Scheme Manager
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