One Over The Ait
With a relationship that spans over 20 years Omega were delighted to be involved in Fullers refurbishment of the One over the Ait development.
Established in 1992 Omega Signs has built an enviable reputation for providing quality corporate signage solutions and is today one of the UK’s leading signage companies. Its sister company inn-fresco supply and install a range of design led outdoor solution products to create innovative and bespoke exterior areas.
Combining these two complimentary skills Omega and inn-fresco were able to offer a fully integrated approach to the external appearance of One Over the Ait.
Fuller’s is a well-known brand acknowledged for producing some of the best beers in the world. Maintaining these high levels of quality and service is a real source of pride and this is reflected in the strong branding and iconic golden griffin. Over the years Omega Signs have been tasked with ensuring that these high standards are maintained with all their signage and the One Over the Ait development was no exception. The brief was a complicated one as the building is quite contemporary but it was important to develop an external scheme that reflected the quality and tradition of the Fullers brand. Omega therefore utilised traditional techniques such as 23 ½ ct gold leaf and specialist sign writing.
Combined with modern, contemporary branded awnings these elements delivered the perfect external scheme.
Peter Turner from Fullers said
“We have worked with Omega for the last 12 years and they continue to impress. They understand our branding and that sign design needs to reflect our values of quality, service and pride. They were the perfect partner for this project as they were able to provide both our signage and outdoor solution needs and their understanding of our brand values ensured that we received the high quality look that we expect on every project.”
Managing Director Duncan Chapman went on to add ‘’ We have a strong team who have the knowledge and skills to handle all aspects of a project be that signage or for an outdoor solution. Innovation, design, manufacture and installation are a given but we go one step further by always looking to see how we can add value to every project. This ensures that our customers receive a solution that is totally unique to them. This level of attention to detail, innovation and added value are why our customers remain loyal year after year.’’
Inn-fresco, Omega’s sister company, were also appointed to provide an attractive and stylish outdoor area to exploit the pub’s spectacular views of the River Thames and ensure customers utilised fully the external space. Following several site meetings and 3D visuals, it was agreed that the best solution was to install the 5010 cassetted awning, which is elegant in design and fitted with the contemporary look and feel of the building. Despite its slender shape, the 5010 product is one of the sturdiest and most robust awnings on the market boasting all the latest features from integrated guttering, to radio-controlled motor operation and folding arms, fully protected by the cassette. A total of 6 awnings were fitted with the One Over the Ait logo displayed on the valance of two of the awnings.
The key issue was fixing the awnings to the reinforced concrete beams.
Dan Mallin, Senior Project Manager said:
“Fixing the 6 awnings to the building was a real challenge. The reinforced concrete beams didn’t make this an easy task. But as ever the perseverance of the inn-fresco installation team was the winning trait and the end result is spectacular!”