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Merson nominated for Rail Industry Award

Gavin McMurray - Friday, November 13, 2015

We’re delighted to announce that Merson has been nominated for Sub-Contractor of the Year Award at the 2016 UK Rail Industry Awards.

The Rail Industry Awards has developed a reputation as one of the premier events in the rail industry and attracts many prominent individuals to participate in the evening’s proceedings; this year features a keynote speech from Phil Hufton, Network Rail’s MD of Network Operations.

We were nominated for the Sub-Contractor of the Year category by virtue of our involvement in the St. Pancras station re-development. Design company Portland Design were commissioned by High Speed 1 and Network Rail to review and recommend wayfinding signage improvements at St. Pancras. Part of these improvements was to address the existing sign box construction design to make it a more economical product. 

Our remit was to develop a new wayfinding scheme for the station including the design of all symbols and pictograms, and also to aid the development and prototyping of the new sign box design for the station, before carrying out the implementation of the new signage across the station. 

The UK Rail Industry Awards will take place on the 11th of February 2016 so watch this space for an update on how we get!

For more information on our St. Pancras project, check out the case study here.