Piccadilly Lights, a renowned London landmark, attracts over 100 million visitors annually. The project aimed to enhance the uninterrupted viewing experience, ensure safety for personnel in retail units beneath the lights, and retain the existing Building Maintenance Unit (BMU). A modular approach was adopted, dividing the lights retention structure into straight and curved sections.
- The project faced challenges in the congested construction area and the need to maintain uninterrupted lights operation.
- Attention to detail and clash detection were paramount to ensure the new frames seamlessly integrated with existing ones.
- Incorporating permanent elements onto the curved section, particularly at the roof level, demanded precise connections to accommodate glass panelled roofing.
- Meticulous planning and coordination ensured minimal interference with the lights' functioning.
- Laser scans and continuous model updates verified the compatibility of connection locations, guaranteeing seamless integration with the permanent structure.