The Kingdom Shopping Centre
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
The Kingdom Shopping Centre, Glenrothes, Scotland. Kingdom Shopping Centre required a complete signage overhaul. In the initial survey several problems were highlighted. One of the many challenges was the two large 4.5 metre totems. These are located on the main walkway entrance which runs alongside a busy main road and roundabout. It rests on a block paved path between 3 flag poles and established plants and shrubary. This was a challenging job due to the following reasons: the busy road, the ground restrictions meaning not all machinery could be used on block paving, the pedestrians, planning restrictions and getting an electrical supply to the totem Once we’d dealt with the planning applications we put a procedure in place for the installation technique that met the clients, the planning officers and the working enviroment criteria. We then considered the structural engineering aspects and liased with our engineering firm to not only make sure the structure would be immediately safe but long into the future too. Once all the checks had been done we manufactured the totem. Our installation team needed to comply with all Health and Safety procedures set out by the centre, including working with the electrical company who supplied the power to the Totem. As this was an old centre there were also Asbestos issues. Lots of the internal signs could not have drilled fixings, again a challenge that a professional survey could miss. The job consisted of 13 totems, a large sign skin, large pan trays, car park signs, window graphics, large illuminated letters, hanging signs and safety signs. All the work needed to be co-ordinated to a night time install and a specialised scaffold constructed in areas machines could not reach.