“Exactly 175 years ago Britannia left British waters bound for America” - Cunard, 2015
On 25th May 2015, the Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth ships reunited in Liverpool for the first time in Cunard’s history, sailing in formation down the Mersey, as well as performing a water ballet whilst the red arrows flew overhead. It is believed the event attracted more than 1.6 million visitors to the area, concluding on the third day with a brilliant firework display.
6 months prior to the 3 day weekend celebration, we were asked to produce a number of Acrylic desk plates with digital clocks that were given to local Dignitaries, including the Lord Mayor.
Additionally, we created a 1500mm x 100mm larger Acrylic panel that included the 100 day countdown clock, which is now situated at Liverpool’s famous Mersey Ferry Terminal.
During the Hoylake Golf Open in 2014 on the Wirral, Lavin Plant was used as a base for the Mercedes fleet of cars to transport VIP’s to the venue
As a result, Lewis Howes were asked to supply a number of signs, including LED built up letters and large Dibond panels to bring the image of the facility in line with the image of such a prestigious event.
With a long standing relationship with Merseyside Fire and Rescue, they came to us with an idea of creating a Sector Command Board that would allow them to be written on and re-used.
We worked very closely with them from the initial idea , supplying a prototype, to the final design and manufacture of the 5 boards.
A material sandwich of Acrylic Foamex Acrylic encased with a reverse digital print was used which allowed for the boards to be re used. Also, as stated in the original specification, we included a digital clock that was inserted into an aperture cut into the material.
As part of the Merseyside gateway regeneration project, we supplied and fitted 11 sets of built up Stainless Steel letters complete with halo effect illumination, using the latest LED technology to minimise environmental impact.
The project took around 6 weeks, from original consultation through to the manufacturing to final installation.