isGroup were tasked with the design, manufacture and installation of the internal and external signage for the restaurant and bar. Due to the nature of the building isGroup designed a sympathetic scheme that would fit in with the age of the building, but also signage that would give the project its own individual style, something very different from the commercial scientific research buildings that also occupy the campus.
isGroup worked alongside the architects and client to put together the external signage scheme – this consisted of a traditional pub hanging sign depicting the pub logo, with small LED illuminated trough lights. To accompany the classic pub sign secondary signage was also a part of the scheme, this included post mounted car park and post mounted directional signage located around the grounds of Alderley Park. These incorporated the logo and colour scheme of the pub sign to create a coherent design strategy.
To complete the external signage a feature wall was manufactured with folded aluminium panels, which interlocked to clad to an existing wall on the premises. The panels were coated in anodic bronze to compliment the surroundings. To finish the feature wall a pushed through opal acrylic internally illuminated logo was created. Bonded to the face of the acrylic was painted aluminium logo and letters this produced a soft halo illumination and has become a standout feature that can be seen welcoming visitors as they arrive.