Sector Education
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Design
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Installation
Year completed 2020
Project location South East England
Client Crofton School
Contractor Good Directions
 
 

Overview

Good Directions created a contemporary lightweight clock for the exterior wall of Crofton School in Hampshire as part of their building renovations.

Challenge

When the school completed the building renovations, they wanted a large clock to feature on the blank wall of the stairwell. However, they were worried the clock would be too heavy for the lightweight cladding.

They also wanted a modern style to suit the refurbished building, so individual rectangular chapters and straight baton hands were considered the ideal answer.

Solution

Good Directions created visuals for the school team to approve prior to manufacturing the clock. Their engineers then went to site and black painted metal rectangles denoting the hours were individually fitted to the wall to create an impressive 6ft-diameter clock.

The clock hands are operated by the company's heavy-duty CL300 mechanism with a shaft that goes through the wall for support. The mechanism and clock controller are neatly housed inside an electrical box on the inside of the building, easily accessible by the stairs.

Using their state-of-the-art Total Control System clock controller with a battery back-up means that the clock will always be accurate and automatically adjust for summer and winter time changes too.


Overview

Good Directions created a contemporary lightweight clock for the exterior wall of Crofton School in Hampshire as part of their building renovations.

Challenge

When the school completed the building renovations, they wanted a large clock to feature on the blank wall of the stairwell. However, they were worried the clock would be too heavy for the lightweight cladding.

They also wanted a modern style to suit the refurbished building, so individual rectangular chapters and straight baton hands were considered the ideal answer.

Solution

Good Directions created visuals for the school team to approve prior to manufacturing the clock. Their engineers then went to site and black painted metal rectangles denoting the hours were individually fitted to the wall to create an impressive 6ft-diameter clock.

The clock hands are operated by the company's heavy-duty CL300 mechanism with a shaft that goes through the wall for support. The mechanism and clock controller are neatly housed inside an electrical box on the inside of the building, easily accessible by the stairs.

Using their state-of-the-art Total Control System clock controller with a battery back-up means that the clock will always be accurate and automatically adjust for summer and winter time changes too.


 
 
 
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19 Bottings Industrial Estate
Hillsons Road, Curd
Southampton
SO30 2DY
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