PressOn is working with High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, the company responsible for delivering the new high speed rail connections between London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds . The entire HS2 project is expected to cost around £56bn and will be completed in 2026.
PressOn has supplied hoarding graphics that help to mask unsightly building works and maintain privacy and security on the HS2 constructions sites. Most recently PressOn produced hoarding graphics and mesh banners for the Curzon Street Station at Birmingham.
Hoarding graphics and banners – HS2, Curzon Street Station
The Curzon Street Station is a disused Grade 1 Listed building – one of the oldest surviving train terminals in the UK. HS2 are refurbishing this building to create a visitor space with exhibition galleries, a cafe and offices in the high speed terminal.
PressOn printed and installed over 100m of hoarding graphics, printing onto vinyl on their HP LX 3500 and then mounting onto ACM for the hoarding backing. They also produced the banners in the images above, designed by a local Birmingham artist and printed onto PVC mesh, measuring 4.3m x 8.3m.
The project was complicated to install as Curzon Street Station is Grade 1 listed, meaning that no drilling could take place on the exterior fabric of the building. PressOn used a series of ratchets and straps to hold the vast banners in place.
The project took PressOn 5 days to print and install.