Client Heathrow Terminal 2
Since 1955, Heathrow has been connecting people from around the globe, making it the world’s busiest international airport.
Having successfully undertaken major signage projects for Heathrow’s Terminal 1 and Terminal 5 and following an international tender involving 12 companies, Wood and Wood was appointed to design, manufacture and install all the signage for the prestigious new, 40,000 square meter Terminal 2.
The key challenge Wood and Wood faced with the Terminal 2 project was its sheer size and scale, which required our Exeter manufacturing facility to be flexible and highly responsive. We had two, dedicated project managers to co-ordinate with not only the client, but also numerous contractors.
The 16-month project involved the design, manufacture and installation of over 5000, mainly internal signs. To ensure all signage fully met the client’s requirements, we provided sample materials for every type of sign commissioned before producing prototypes, which, when approved, were installed in situ and thoroughly tested. Signs ranged from large, illuminated 7 meter by 1,100 millimetre panels to small informational and directional wall signs.
We also produced a large number of post-mounted, wall-mounted and suspended light box signs, folded aluminium headers for T2’s real-time flight information displays and illuminated v-shaped and vacuum-formed tactile signs on lift directories and toilets.
The project involved significant time spent working at night and at height, along with other complex fitting challenges. Sign installation was handled by four specialist Wood and Wood teams, with other experienced in-house teams brought in, as required.
Wood and Wood’s ability to produce quality work, respond rapidly to changing requirements and comply with stringent Health & Safety legislation proved essential for the successful delivery of this prestigious project.
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