Together with ISG, we were tasked with supplying and installing some 1600 signs across Amazon’s new 2 million sq. ft. warehouse in Methley.
From the get-go, it was paramount that we conformed to Amazon Global signage standards. This was one of our largest projects to date, clearly bringing with it the need for rigorous quality control at all stages of the project to ensure slick supply and precision installation.
Three sets of halo illuminated individual letters standing almost three metres high – which can be seen very clearly from the M62! – as well as face-illuminated Amazon ‘smile’ logos represent a mere handful of the suite of signage we produced.
A plethora of post signs provide wayfinding throughout the warehouse, whilst docking and parking bay numbers make for easy identification on site.
Tactile internal signage and graphics add personality and visual interest to the site, making it more than simply a logistics facility.
Of course, such a big project wasn’t without its challenges, but thankfully our team navigated them with ease! Installing one of the 2.6m high letter sets on the south side of the building proved tricky where a 400,000 volt National Grid pylon ran parallel. This meant abnormal measures were put in place by the contractor due to working within such parameters, for optimum site safety.
The sheer size of the building and its land was breathtaking. Logistics during the install phase were limiting despite the space on offer, with its footprint roughly the size of ten football pitches across four storeys – not including car parks and loading areas!
Despite the hurdles, it was a pleasure to have been part of such a landmark project in West Yorkshire. Not only have we been thrilled to have worked with an internationally-recognised household name, but our efforts have led to a strengthened partnership with ISG, of which we’re extremely proud. Our relationship now spans more than a decade, with future opportunities to collaborate on even larger sites in the pipeline.