Signs Express were commissioned by Alfred McAlpine Special Projects to supply and install new signage featuring the town's historic crest onto two towers of the newly completed St James' multi-storey car park. Spanning over 1.5m in height, the crests are made from bespoke moulded Glass Fibre with hand painted detailing and gilded with 23.5 carat gold leaf. The individual lettering spanning an area of nearly 2.4m in height x 2.0m in width was created using 5mm black acrylic and both were installed using non ferrous brass studs chemically bonded though 30mm thick Terracotta tiles and into the concrete structure of the building.
The crests were covered until the official unveiling by the Mayor of King's Lynn on 17th October. Signs Express (King's Lynn) owner Mike Snow said, 'As the only multistorey car park in King's Lynn, it's a very prominent building and one which is at the heart of the regeneration programme for the area. As such, the development required signage which reflected the prominence of the building and uses the crest to keep the historic nature of the town combined with cutting edge design and construction of the building. We are very proud of the finished signage'.
He continued, 'Such projects which use a unique combination of skills are fairly unusual and combined with the working height in excess of 10.0m raised a number of challenges'.
The leading sign company was also commissioned to provide 100 full colour digitally printed banners for The Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, each 1.6m x 0.6m, which were displayed on the southern and northern approaches to the town to celebrate the town's 800th anniversary. Each Banner was full colour printed on both sides and combined the 800 years anniversary logo with individual local company logos.
Signs Express provides a complete design, manufacture and fitting service for all forms of signage and is based on the Hardwick Industrial Estate in King's Lynn. Signs Express is a member of the British Sign & Graphics Association and Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
Published: 8 December 2005
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