Piccadilly Lights has been one of London’s most iconic landmarks and renowned sites for over a century since the first advertisement appeared in 1908. When Landsec completed the freehold purchase of the entire site in 2012, the UK’s largest property development and investment company had big ideas in mind. Gratte Brothers Security Management Ltd was selected to deliver the shell and core as well as the fit out works for the electronic security systems required to bring Piccadilly Lights to life.
2017 saw the lights turn off for the site’s major renovation which whilst preserving the renowned façade and design would ultimately deliver Europe’s most technically advanced digital screen. It’s hard to imagine that this digital screen started out as simple lightbulbs before evolving to neon signs, then digital projects and onto LEDs in 2011.