New wayfinding and rebranding of Gunwharf Quays - Portsmouth
Services Provided: Detailed design & value engineering, project management, patch & repair and decoration works, electrical works, signage manufacture and installation
We were awarded the Gunwharf Quays project through a competitive tender process based on our pricing, ability to provide a full range of service including signage, decoration and electrical works and dedicated project management support directly from our Southern office in Gosport. With this project being on a ‘live site’, it meant programming, logistics and site management operations was key in determining success.
The project consisted of all surveying all existing signage with detailed designs being drawn up using the new branding, typeface and new manufacturing/construction specification. Based on these plans, all electrical and decoration works were programmed in first, followed by the new signage installation.
Since this site was located on the waterfront with salt air, we were able to value our engineering products and offer using marine grade stainless steel to increase all of the new signs’ longevity.
Abiding by strict H&S guidelines and applying to work through GWQ’s permit portal, all works were undertaken at night and at least busiest days as to not interfere with normal public/customer operations.
From tender stage to completion, the project was completed in around 6 months with around 2 months of site installation works.
We continue to have a very good relationship with the team at GWQ and are their preferred supplier for all signage works.