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Widd Signs takes signage to another level

Leeds-headquartered Widd Signs has completed a five-figure project to install internal and external signage at the soon to open Kings Dock multi-storey car park in Liverpool, which replaces the one destroyed in a high-profile fire on New Year’s Eve 2017.

Over a four-month project, which began in June, Widd Signs has designed, manufactured and installed a suite of internal wayfinding signage on each of the car park’s eight floors. It has also created the striking external signage which now runs across the outside of the building.

The company was commissioned by construction company Willmott Dixon, which is building the £30m car park in front of the Exhibition Centre on behalf of Liverpool City Council. Widd Signs worked closely with architects Leach Rhodes Walker, who designed the new car park.

The eight-floor, 1450 space facility, which is due to open this Winter, has been fitted with CCTV, electric vehicle charging points, 50 cycle spaces, and a sprinkler system.

Phil Bamford, head of operations at Widd Signs, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to play a part in the latest phase of the regeneration of Liverpool’s Kings Dock. The new facility provides the waterfront with a car park fit for the future, and we’re proud to have our signage feature in a building that will be seen and used by so many.”

Andy Beale, construction manager at Willmott Dixon, said: “Widd Signs worked with us through all stages of the process, from developing the design to installation. We are very happy with the end product.”

Earlier this year, Widd Signs created and installed new interior wayfinding signage at the nearby Mount Pleasant car park on behalf of Liverpool City Council.

Established in 1888, Widd Signs provides signage consultancy, design, and production to a range of high-profile businesses operating in the retail, construction and sports and leisure sectors. Its clients include retail giants Marks & Spencer, Primark and Schuh, and culture and leisure hubs such as the National Science and Media Museum and Burnley F.C.

Widd Signs completed the acquisition of Spectrum Sign & Display and its new 20,000 sq ft site in St Helens at the start of 2020 as part of the company’s exciting expansion plans, adding additional expertise and boosting its in-house manufacturing capacity and capabilities.

In May, the company launched a range of bespoke hygiene solutions to help retailers to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, including antimicrobial acrylic protection screens, floor and wall graphics and hand-sanitising stations.

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