Window Highlite | David Lloyd Leisure

CLIENTEnsign for David Lloyd Leisure
LOCATIONDavid Lloyd Gym, London, England
MATERIAL USEDPerformance Translucent White

The Challenge

The David Lloyd gym directly above Kingston’s busy tube station in London, UK, is a significant landmark and a highly visible building. A fantastic canvas to promote the facility to passers-by, but how could this be done without blocking the view of the bustling city for the gym goers?

On such a landmark building it was vital that the promotional graphics could be clearly seen by passers-by. However, more importantly David Lloyd wanted to ensure customers training inside the gym still had plenty of light passing through the glass fronted gymnasium and could also enjoy the view out to the street below.

The Solution

Ensign decided Contra Vision® Performance™ Translucent White in 30% was the perfect material for the job. Offering amazing image quality 24/7, this film is designed to allow light from inside the building to pass through, giving an extra pop to the graphics at night.

The window film installation posed many challenges. Before everything could move ahead, pedestrian access, an in-depth health and safety risk assessment and working at height implications were all considered, and the relevant permits obtained.

The gym is directly above Kingston’s busy tube station, so closure of the pavement and limiting pedestrian access, meant that the installation team could only work between the hours of 11:00 at night till 6:00 in the morning. On top of this, they were working at a height of 21m and had to consider how nighttime temperatures could affect a successful installation. Again, Performance Translucent White was more than up to the job, having an industry beating minimum temperature installation figure.

Printed using a Vutek GS3200 the completed job delighted both David Lloyd, the passers-by and a host of hard-working gym goers.

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