Case Studies

A brief glimpse at just some of our work

  • Innovation Centre needs an Innovative Tender.

    Balfour Beatty were creating a tender response for the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) project valued at approximately £68M. As the building was to be a centre for Design and Innovation, they asked Hobs to help them reflect this by creating a tender submission box which was both visually pleasing and which demonstrated innovation and forward thinking in its design.

  • Building converted into giant advent calendar

    True North wanted to transform their building into a giant advent calendar, using the windows of the building as the windows of the calendar. This would show off their creativity as well as creating intrigue passers by. Each window in the building has 9 panes of glass, meaning that 434 printed vinyl panels were required to complete the project.

  • Floating signage proves a branding success

    John Lewis brand new Customer Call Centre is based in Glasgow, and their team approached Hobs to help brand internal areas as part of the fit-out; several areas needed invigorating finishing touches to inspire both staff and visitors.

  • Bid box mirrors architects vision

    Kier asked Hobs to create a submission box to reflect a projects planning statement. It needed to demonstrate they understood the Architects design and Regents Godiva's plans to transform this area of Coventry. Hobs' design reflected the intricate design elements of the building to align the bid submission to the client's plans.

  • Document Control for Renewable Energy Plant

    During Eco2’s project financing process, huge quantities of information need to be shared with potential funders. They wanted to find a way to facilitate and control this flow of information, to ensure people had what they needed, but without giving access to files that were not needed. Buzzsaw collaboration software was the answer.

  • Printing one of the UK’s largest planning applications

    Document control for the application of London’s Super Sewer. The proposal would be one of the largest applications ever submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, with over 55,000 pages and ten copies required.

  • Presenting an exclusive Qatar hotel

    WATG had created an ambitious design for a hotel in Ras Abu Abboud, Doha, Qatar. They wanted every aspect of the presentation to help their client to buy into their ambition, so getting the best quality of print was paramount. There was a very quick time-frame to print and deliver the boards so they could catch a plane.

  • Banner Stands go international

    A leading international building designer and consultancy firm were running a very important event for one of their clients. Unusually this event was to be simultaneously presented in three locations across three different time zones. The banners had to be 1000mm wide and any glue/adhesive used in the stand would have to stand up to the temperatures of an international flight and the final locations.

  • Racing to success

    Hobs prepared and printed various vinyl graphics that adorn this racing car. Some vinyl pieces were printed in full colour and cut to specification using a laser cutter. Others were cut from the different vinyls to create lettering and the design. Different vinyls were used for fixing to the car body and to glass, but keeping the same consistent colours of the branding.

  • A bed in the flower beds

    Printing a mobile Bedroom is certainly an eye-catching display for the high street. This freestanding cube, about 10ft square, had graphics printed to the back and one side wall to look like a bedroom, including wallpaper and a window with curtains, and the exterior printed with social media information.