Project in Focus: Hackney Wick Station
This month’s featured project is Hackney Wick Station in East London; a great example of how a rail station can been transformed into a unique public space. The restoration works that have taken place at Hackney Wick station are thanks to a £25m investment from Network Rail and forms part of their larger Railway Upgrade Plan. A range of improvements have been delivered to this busy East London station, including a brand-new look, layout changes, and a new subway, which, combined will provide huge benefits to passenger accessibility, set to boost the local economy and support the growing community.
Merson Group were delighted to be awarded the contract to design, manufacture and install the signage as part of this station makeover. Working closely with the principal contractor, Volkerfitzpatrick, we successfully delivered the internal LED lit built up letters along with the LED lit iconic London Overground roundels at the North and South entrances of the station. To create the bold finish on the built-up letters, we used Opal 050 white acrylic, with 1mm 316 stainless steel and then illuminated them with Tetra minimax LED’s.
The use of LED lighting meant that we needed to access behind the cladding to allow us to lay electrical cables and secure a centralised IP rated box to house the LED drivers. To gain access and ensure all of the appropriate testing was carried out, the installation stage of the project had to be well co-ordinated with the cladding and guttering suppliers.
The overall design of this station was well considered and heavily influenced by the area’s industrial heritage, which we can see from aesthetic elements like the use of the weathered steel finish. We think this image below perfectly captures how the lighting of the iconic Overground Sign mixed with these interesting and new materials have really made this public space feel unique.
We were delighted to contribute to this redevelopment and look forward to more projects like this soon. In the mean-time you can take a look through some of our other projects here.