After a rigorous procurement process, we were delighted to win the contract to supply wayfinding and branding signage for the London 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Put through our paces and judged on capability, quality and cost effectiveness, we came out on top of dozens of competitors to deliver the landmark project for one of the world’s most iconic brands.
Creating 20 sets of Olympic rings, varying in size, colour and fixture for 20 sporting venues all over the UK including the Olympic Park in East London, gave everyone at Merson a huge sense of pride. The global exposure the rings received, as well as the phenomenal success of the games themselves, made the satisfaction of a job well done even greater.
We first engaged with the client in November 2011 and the last sign was removed within 2 weeks of the Games ending.
The key challenge was to design temporary signage which would also be safe and stable. We therefore successfully created cost effective products without compromising on quality whilst ensuring the highest health and safety standards were met, public safety being of the utmost importance both during and after installation. Products were then, in some cases, reused at ensuing games and events before all being appropriately recycled in accordance with the common environmental values held by the Olympic Games Committee and Merson Group.
It took outstanding project management and planning from the team here at Merson to be able to deliver within the tight timeframe in multiple locations simultaneously. The flexibility of the skilled and experienced installation team was paramount in carrying out the job in diverse environments from the public realm to public transport hubs and even in marine environments where the sailing events took place. The subsequent removal of all signs was then carried out, again, working to an aggressive deadline.
The latest news, articles and resources, sent to your inbox monthly.