When Mr Central Heating acquired their new distribution depot in Erith; they came to us to design and install a complete sign package. The specifications for the job were similar to that of their Portsmouth branch; but, on a much larger scale. As a result the Mr Central Heating signs are huge and the sales counter increased in length to 14 metres. In addition, there were to be 11 large advertising boards outside. Visitors would be able to use the new waypoint signs. They direct the deliveries to the rear of the building, and the customers to the front.
Mr Central Heating supply plumbing and heating supplies at lower prices than anyone in the industry across the UK. Since 1966 they have sold over 3 million boilers, 15 million radiators, and probably enough copper tube to go around the world several times. This new depot at Erith is huge. To give an idea of size, the floor plan is around 6900 m2 or 75,000 ft2.
The main Mr Central Heating and APP signs consisted of both large flex face signs and panel signs. In addition, digitally printed artwork covers the signs, matching the corporate colours. To aid navigation of the huge site, waypoint signs have been installed, which direct deliveries and customers to the appropriate locations. We constructed the counter with a steel framework. Designed to be modular, it could travel to site in smaller sections, then put together and levelled. Additionally, we fitted painted panels to the front, and internally as shelving. We routed the top surface from Staron. Again, this counter is huge! So we made the Staron counter top in sections and joined it on site. We sanded it to look like a single, continuous counter. Inside, the counter features shelving, power sockets, and communications ports.