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City of Glasgow College – City Campus

Working on behalf of Sir Robert McAlpine, Centurion Signs supported the creation of The City of Glasgow College’s second landmark campus building in Glasgow’s city centre.

A second set of the iconic signs, also seen on the College’s Riverside Campus, now light up Glasgow’s city centre from the top of their North Hanover Street building.

This sign installation was photographed from start to finish in order to tell the story of the day, and can be seen in the gallery below:

The 16 meter long, 1.5 tonne signs were hoisted over 45m above ground level into position late into the evening, adding the finishing touches to another architectural icon Glasgow can be proud of.

The sheer scale of these signs, along with the location on the building in which they had to be installed made this an incredibly challenging sign installation. However, it was one relished by our experienced team of highly skilled and qualified designers and installers.

TECHNICAL FACTS

Signs: 2
Height:
 1.55m
Width: 16m
Mass: 1.4 Tonnes
Illumination: Internal Bright White LED’s
Materials: Aluminium, Opal Led Acrylic, Galvanised Mild Steel.

Due to the position of these signs on the building, and the environment they would have to endure, each element of the design had to be meticulously considered to ensure 100% safety around the site and an extensive lifespan with little maintenance.

A galvanised mild steel frame holds each Aluminium letter in place. Each illuminated letter has 5mm computer cut, Opal Led acrylic panels covering their face, which cover an internal array of Bright White LEDs.

Again, with the position of these signs being so high and close to the building’s edge, aluminium removable access plates were designed in for maintenance and connector inspections.


Centurion Signs are accredited by Constructionline, CHAS and Public Contracts Scotland, and are currently undergoing the accreditation process for ISO9001 and ISO14001 for Quality Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems respectively.

By working with Centurion Signs, you can be confident that processes are in place that ensures consistent quality in service and production; all staff are trained and certified in their respective roles and are part of our continuous development program.

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