Installation of creative hoarding design for Westminster Abbey as construction starts to transform the 13th Century triforium into a public viewing gallery.
Another installation for Project Print Management of a printed hoarding design for Westminster Abbey our third project with them this year. This hoarding design was digitally printed onto 3mm aluminium composite panels and over laminated with an anti-graffiti film for additional protection. This was to replace the traditional sign writing graphics we installed in April. The original sign writing graphics was suppose to stay up for a year, however due to the construction work ever changing so did the safety hoarding and unfortunately the hoarding design was not able to be saved.
To avoid this happening again we created the artwork so the design was on either 2,3 of 4 panels as opposed to one continuous design. This is so when the construction site morphed the hoarding design could also be altered without having an impact on the overall design. This ensure the hoarding panels could be reused during the course of the building project.
As this hoarding was right in front of the Abbey entrance this is where people queued up to get in so an early start for us! Arriving a 5.45am and watching the sun rise above the Palace of Westminster we managed to get most of the panels up by 11am
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Information about the construction of the 13th century triforium.
For centuries it has been a storage area in Westminster Abbey for a growing collection of statues, furniture and memorials. But restoration work has now begun to transform the 13th century triforium into a new public viewing and gallery area in central London. The £19million space will exhibit many historical objects from the church and give visitors impressive views down over its buildings. These plaster statues and other items are pictured being stored in the triforium awaiting removal, with the work due to be completed in 2018. The medieval space 70ft above Westminster Abbey will be accessible from a new stair and lift tower at the east end of the church. This will be the abbey’s most significant addition since 1745, providing entry to what will be called The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries.
Royal funeral effigies, silverware, manuscripts, stonework and vestments are among the objects expected to be on show. The abbey, which has been the setting for every coronation since 1066, has also held 16 royal weddings – including the Cambridges’ in 2011. It holds the largest collection of figure sculpture from early Tudor England, with 96 of the original 107 from the 16th century still remaining.
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