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Kings Dock car park steps closer to opening with five-figure signage project

THE opening of the Kings Dock multi-storey car park in Liverpool, built to replace the one destroyed in a fire on New Year’s Eve in 2017, is one step closer following the completion of a five-figure project to install internal and external signage.

Over a four-month project, which began in June, St Helen’s-based Widd Signs has designed, manufactured and installed a suite of internal wayfinding signage on each of the car park’s eight floors. It has also created the striking external signage which now runs across the outside of the building.

The Merseyside company was commissioned by construction company Willmott Dixon, which is building the £30m car park in front of the Exhibition Centre on behalf of Liverpool City Council. Widd Signs worked closely with architects Leach Rhodes Walker, who designed the new car park.

The eight-floor, 1450 space facility, which is due to open this Winter, has been fitted with CCTV, electric vehicle charging points, 50 cycle spaces, and a sprinkler system.

Commenting on the project, head of operations at Widd Signs, Phil Bamford said: “As a local company, we’re delighted to have been able to play a part in the latest phase of the regeneration of Kings Dock.

“The new facility provides the waterfront with a car park fit for the future, and we’re proud to have our signage feature in a building that will be seen and used by so many.”

Construction manager at Willmott Dixon, Andy Beale said:  “Widd Signs worked with us through all stages of the process, from developing the design to installation. We are very happy with the end product.” 

Earlier this year, Widd Signs created and installed new interior wayfinding signage at the nearby Mount Pleasant car park on behalf of Liverpool City Council.

Established in 1888, Widd Signs’ clients include Marks & Spencer, Primark and Schuh, and culture and leisure hubs such as the National Science and Media Museum and Burnley F.C.

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