Client: University of Strathclyde
Project: High Level Signage Rebrand
Interplan secured the High Level Signage Rebrand with University of Strathclyde via a competitive tender situation. The brief was to supply and install six sets of face illuminated stainless steel letters ranging in size from 586mm high to 986mm high. Each set of letters was installed at a different location throughout the University estate. The second phase of the project involved the supply and installation of face illuminated letter to the new sports facility.
Both projects were managed using Interplan’s ‘Concept to Completion to project management. In summary Interplan were responsible for:
- Carrying out a detailed survey of the six buildings which required signage to determine the most appropriate type of fixing and assess the access requirements.
- The preparation of a detailed design document and a protype letter for Client approval.
- Liaising with Glasgow City Council in relation to permits to work from the pavement and in the case of the SPORT Building it was necessary to obtain a lane closure
- At locations where Hilti chemical anchor fixings were used to secure the back trays, Interplan had to organise ‘pull out’ tests and submit them to The University for approval by their structural engineer.
- Due to issues associated with closing one of Glasgow’s busiest traffic routes, Interplan decided to install the two remaining sets using an abseiling team. The following message was received from the Head of Capital Projects following receipt of the completion images. ‘Well done Stephen – it’s all looking good and without using a cherry picker too (and blocking the road)’.
- The second phase of the project involved fitting the following signage:
- One set of letters STRATHCLYDE (925mm) SPORT (1873mm)
- One set of letters University of (643mm) Strathclyde (1320mm), Glasgow (962mm) and a one-piece flex faced crest (3662mm x 3415mm)