Thursday, 10 Sep 2020 10:57 GMT

PPM supports major British Museum project

Building wrap specialist Project Print Management (PPM) has joined forces with the British Museum on a major regeneration project, which saw it create a giant wrap for the iconic building in central London.

The attraction has been revamping its main entryway, and to cover the ongoing work, PPM produced a wrap to replicate what the front of the building usually looks like.

Printed on plastic sheeting measuring 40m long and 12m high, the main wrap features a trompe l’oeil image, while PPM also digitally printed sheeting on to a PVC mesh material to cover scaffolding behind the iconic pillars at the front of the museum.

The project also required the printed scaffold sheeting to be hung vertically, so the sheets were finished with a pocket at the bottom for a scaffold pole to hold the sheet in place.

Restoration work is always unwelcome although entirely necessary, and our artistic building wrap goes a long way to minimising the disruption for everyone concerned

Almost 50 panels totalling 2,800 square meters were used, making it one of the largest building wraps produced by PPM this year.

PPM owner Justin Murray comments: “We feel honoured to work on this project for the British Museum. Restoration work is always unwelcome although entirely necessary, and our artistic building wrap goes a long way to minimising the disruption for everyone concerned.”

“We colour matched the Portland stone and printed a solid colour. Then we added a sky effect to the roof area. But we do have the expertise to print any design such as stone, wood or brick and blend it into the background if needed.”

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