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In September 2007 we were commissioned by Costa Coffee to manufacture a prestigious sign structure - some might say sculpture - to be installed within Heathrow's Terminal 5 building in time for the opening in January 2008.



The first challenge was to bring the Architect's concept sketches to life by preparing detailed construction drawings.


A scale model was produced. This not only benefitted our client but also gave us a better understanding of the structure.

After discussions between ourselves, the Architect, BAA and the Structural Engineers the project was signed off for manufacture.

The six week construction period involved most of our in-house disciplines including steel fabrication, powder coating, digital printing and built-up letter manufacture.




The structure was assembled in one of our workshops before being dismantled for transportation to Heathrow.


The structure was re-assembled on site overnight well in advance of the opening.




Early in 2006 we were given a brief from Charles Wells Pub Company to produce a signage guidelines manual.

The guidelines were to be used as a re-branding tool for the Charles Wells estate to ensure consistent quality throughout the design, manufacture and installation period.

It was necessary for the guidelines to serve not only as a technical guide for sign manufacturers but also as a 'catalogue' for use by Project Managers during liasons with tenants.

After several months of preparation, meetings and revisions the guidelines were finally signed off in the summer of 2006.

The roll out of schemes commenced autumn 2006 and continue to this day...

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