When HATS Group (Healthcare and Transport Services) won a patient transport contract with Great Ormond Street Hospital, they knew it would be something special. The contract involved transporting patients in a new fleet for the charity – Great Ormond Street Hospital’s first electric ambulances. Vehicle converter Blue Light Services would be transforming the vehicles into the specialist ambulances that would be needed. Having worked with Blue Light Services on another electric ambulance livery for a children’s hospital, they approached us for a unique livery for the Great Ormond Street vehicles too.
With strong links with the story of Peter Pan, the natural choice for Great Ormond Street Hospital was a Peter Pan themed ambulance. Or the Peter Panbulance, as we like to call it! To find out more about the origins of the project and the design process, please head over to our previous post here .
Here, we’ll be focusing on the next stage – the production and build side of the project.
As soon as the design for the ambulances was signed off by our contacts at Great Ormond Street Hospital, the files were sent to our production department. There would be 13 ambulances altogether – 10 Renault Masters and 3 Mercedes Vitos and with the fitting date set in the diary, our production team got straight to work.
The sides and rear also required part of the livery to be printed onto a 60/40 window vision with optical clear matching laminate. Window vision provides privacy for those inside the ambulance, whilst allowing for the design to be continued across this area too.
The ambulance also had half battenburg markings down the sides and a full glazed rear chevron kit (the rear windows had printed window vision applied). 3M Diamond Grade was used for all conspicuity markings – reflective red and fluorescent yellow green on the rear chevrons, reflective green and fluorescent yellow green on the side battenburg.
When all of the elements of the livery were printed and cut, our production team prepared them for packaging and despatch. The liveries were sent directly to Blue Light Services, where the ambulances were being built. The liveries were collated into matching sets for each vehicle, securely packaged and loaded up with the courier for next day delivery. Our fitting team then met them there on the agreed fitting day.
If your ambulance fleet needs a new look or you would like to talk to a member of our team about a bespoke livery idea, contact us today…