Service Binnacles

Service Integration


Binnacles are protective housings for any number of services. The term originated in the 1880s via Lord Kelvin’s patent for “…a case that supports and protects a ship’s compass…” Contemporary examples would be passenger travel information modules at airports and railway stations. Essentially any service that needs a support platform and protective shell qualifies as a binnacle.

System features


Binnacles are generally considered for use in public buildings such as airports and other travel terminals and concourses. They can also be used in spacious, open reception areas where large volumes of frequently updated information needs communicating. A range of face plates can be used in areas to allow for the different services required.

The service modules can be designed to incorporate almost any service, some examples of which include:

  • Fire services
  • Air management
  • Public telephones
  • ATMs
  • Monitors / VDU screens
  • Passenger travel information


Standard Finish

  • Coating – Polyester powder coat
  • Colour – RAL 9010 (Pure White)


Special & Non-standard Finishes

  • Available in full range of standard RAL colours
  • Anti-bacterial Coating (SAS AB)
  • Anti-graffiti Coating (SAS AG)

Other specialist powder coat finishes are available on request. For more information on non-standard finishes, please contact our technical services team.

Service Binnacles Projects

  • Blackfriars Bridge Station, London

  • Chep Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong