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Our history of projects reads like something out of a Mission Impossible script. The only differences are that with us it’s for real. No matter how big, how small, how complex or how tight for time and space, we really do redefine what can be done. If it’s doable, we can do it for you. In fact we may even have done it for someone else already.

Following the selection of Paul Day as the sculptor for the Meeting Place statue at St Pancras Station, we were asked to make a presentation to the media on Valentine’s Day, giving details of the design process.

This was held at the St Pancras Gymnasium, and the pictures show the seven elements that were combined to produce the final maquette. We were then asked to produce the selected design as a 9.2m cut out and install it within the station so that the architects and client could have a better appreciation of the size and scale of the work they were commissioning.

The challenge for us was that we were only given four hours to erect the scaffold, install the cut-out and then dismantle and clear away. We also had to ensure that all Health and Safety considerations were followed during the operation.

Following this we were asked to construct the base for the final statue to be installed upon and to determine and mark out its final resting place. This was achieved with the use of lasers to ensure positioning with pin-point accuracy.

The final element of our work was to be in attendance during the process of installation. The 7.5 tonne statue was transported from the foundry in Essex, and was carefully craned on to our base. The whole process took a total of six hours to complete
9.2m tall statue

7.5 tonnes in weight

Cast in Essex

Transported in one piece

Erected by a single crane

Stainless steel base

Fitted first time!

‘The Meeting Place’ final stages to completion in pictures at the BBC website view

View more information about ‘The Meeting Place’ at the BBC website view