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11:55 AM 11th May 2021
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Widd Signs Wins Five-figure Contract To Work

Leeds-headquartered Widd Signs has won two new contracts, worth in excess of £100,000, to design, manufacture and install eye-catching branding and signage at the £1bn flagship Paddington Village development in Liverpool.

The digital and traditional signage specialist, which has bases in both Leeds and St Helens, has been appointed by Morgan Sindall Construction, the company commissioned by Liverpool City Council to work on the prestigious 30-acre urban village in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter.

The first contract will see Widd Signs create and install an array of exterior and internal signage at the site’s 14-storey, 1,256-space car park, with work already well underway to install some of the larger, high-level external illuminated branded signs. Internal traffic management and safety signage will be installed over the course of May.

The second contract will see Widd Signs develop and install external and internal signage at The Spine – a newly built, 14-storey, 160,000 square foot building, which will be the new £55m headquarters of the Royal College of Physicians.

As part of this contract, the company will create and install large, illuminated branded signage, measuring almost six metres in diameter, on each of the building’s four faces, with the works scheduled to be completed by the end of May.

It’s the latest in a series of contract wins for the company, which provides signage consultancy, design, and production to a range of high-profile businesses operating in the retail, construction and sports and leisure sectors. The company recently completed a five-figure project to install striking signage at the newly opened King’s Dock car park in Liverpool.

Peter Harris
Peter Harris
Peter Harris, national sales manager for Widd Signs, said: “Paddington Village is transforming the Knowledge Quarter and, as a locally-based company, we’re incredibly proud to be playing our part to support such an exciting and important development.

“It’s a large-scale project and we’re looking forward to showcasing the full breadth of our in-house capabilities, from designing and manufacturing the signage locally through to coordinating and managing its installation, with a number of high-level fittings planned.”

At 30 acres, Paddington Village, which was once the site of a now relocated secondary school, is being developed by Liverpool City Council in three phases - Paddington Central, Paddington South and Paddington North – with work on Paddington Central well underway.

Once completed, Paddington will be a 30-acre urban village, with a focus on life sciences, technology, education and health, capable of creating upwards of 10,000 new jobs.