Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 05, 2008 -- Once awarded the contract Good Directions was able to advise on the design for the clocks using CAD drawings and artist impressions, customizing their standard designs to be in keeping with the local area and coloured to match the surrounding street furniture.
Twenty four 'George' style, four sided pillar clocks were chosen with varying dial designs and decorations to feature in many city centres across the country. Cast aluminium columns support GRP dial boxes painted in black with hand finished detailing picked out with 23Â½ carat gold leaf.
Nine circular and four square double sided wall mounted feature clocks once more with various dial and bracket styles were also manufactured. Again, 23Â½ carat gold leaf was used to embellish the feature clocks with city names and the country's coat of arms.
To ensure the accuracy of each clock feature, time and date information provided by GPS is used to synchronise the clocks though their Total Control System (TCS). The TCS is designed to automatically carryout time changes and is fitted with a battery back-up system to keep the clocks running for several days without mains power.
Due to the continued success of Good Directions export sales they see Eastern Europe and the Middle East as a key expansion area for 2008/09. Paul Mordecai, Managing Director of Good Directions, says: "While in the UK clocks are often seen as central features in a community, in many countries they are still very few and far between. We are proud to have been chosen for such a large prestigious project and that our clocks now form an important part of an ongoing regeneration scheme creating local focal points for so many people to enjoy."