The monoliths were manufactured in three pieces, with the head assembly weighing 6.5 tonnes, holding the lighting equipment. Working with the cast stone suppliers, we created a series of stainless steel tubes which were installed into the moulds with the reinforcement bar. The cast stone assemblies were then delivered to our factory to allow pull cords and cabling to be installed, feeding back to a specially designed electrical equipment housing, located within the top surface.
We created the LED array with a series of IP67 Iria Round Peco LED’s in Grade 316 stainless steel (Ø38mm) which push fit into the stainless steel tubes, sitting slightly recessed within the face. To complete the monoliths, the LED Illuminated letters were manufactured complete with a series of templates to help ensure they sat perfectly in their specially moulded recesses. Mechanical dimmers were fitted to allow the levels on the letters to be adjusted to match the LED array.
The LED light boxes were incorporated into a toughened glass face for increased durability. The back of the glass has white vinyl applied and is fitted with silicon into a white painted stainless steel light box, to create the overall effect. The drivers and connections are mounted on the back of the box and can be accessed through a cover plate set into the back of the cast stone maintaining the light box as a sealed enclosure to increase its IP rating.
The final result creates a powerful, statement entrance and delivers clarity and elegance to the finished scheme.