The central column of the sign was decorated with an etched zinc panel timeline of Hatton Garden, this section was of concern as we were unsure whether the panel could be rolled without cracking or stretching. To achieve this, we delicately rolled the panel at different thicknesses across the material to avoid damaging the graphic sleeve.
Our expertise: To meet design intent selection of materials was vital. We used highly reflective letters produced out of stainless steel, not only did this material mimic that of diamond cutting patterns used in jewellery making, in addition, the material finishes created character, lighting effects, product longevity and added durability to the sign. Each letter was individually mounted onto a bespoke fabricated steel tampered structure that conformed to BS EN 1090.
The design had many sections with different diameter sizes to reflect the jewellery industry. Prototypes made from GRP modules were created to produce the sections and to allow the sign to slot together. This reduced risk, improved fabrication efficiency and ensured a seamless fit at install. These were finished in a bronze paint chosen due to the material quality, as well as emulating the materials and colours used in the making of fine watches and jewellery.