We are bringing out a summer round up of works that were completed by isGroup. Each month we will be sharing a few of the jobs we have being working on and any news we have to share.
The summer months brought about some changes to the business, as we moved back towards normality, with more of our colleagues returning to the office and our installation teams out on reopened sites.
In July we completed internal and external signage for Coleg Cambria’s new community learning complex at Llysfasi. The complex will serve people in rural areas of North East Wales as part of the Welsh Government’s ‘Prosperity for All’ vision, which provides more educational links in towns and villages across the country.
The external logo and letters included three sets of brushed composite aluminium signs. Two sets were mounted onto a rail, due to the brick work not providing a flush surface to fix the letters onto. The other set was individually mounted directly onto the wooden slats. The internal signage consisted of acrylic laser cut toilet graphics.
We also completed another school scheme based in a Grade II* listed building, located in the heart of Chester’s historic Abbey Square. Abbey School for Exceptional Children is due to open in Autumn 2020, providing children and young people with exceptional needs the very best possible educational experience.
Our wide-ranging experience in special educational signage ensured Abbey School received both visually appealing and practical signage, fulfilling the needs of the pupils.
The internal signage consisted of polycarbonate and interchangeable door signage with reference images and recordable speaker buttons. Wall vinyls with reference images and directional information were also supplied. The external signage included several car parking signs and acrylic building signage. Further signage will follow in the coming months.
Princess Alice Retail Park
Reopening is a challenge for any business which has been closed for a while. There is a lot to consider, getting back into the swing of things is no easy task and more so reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have been on hand to support Princess Alice Retail Park through their journey as they reopen. Thinking about how to apply social distancing guidance, to manage the number of customers and queues in their centre, while ensuring welfare facilities can be safely used and customers are reassured.
The social distancing signage comprised of over 120 floor vinyls, 6 lockable posters and frames, 10 A Frame boards and posters.
Merseyway Shopping Centre
Stockport Council approached us about a campaign they were running entitled ‘One Stockport’, which focused on economic recovery, due to COVID-19 and encouraging the local community to support local businesses.
The project involved multiple large high-level banners with the largest being over 35 metres long. Due to the location of the shopping centre installation had to be conducted out of hours to limit disruption. We arranged access equipment to complete the high-level installation. Our installation team is extensively trained for working at height and have appropriate MEWP, and PASMA qualifications.
Alma Court Student Accommodation
Alma Court student accommodation will offer 156 en-suite study rooms with 41 studios, as well as communal areas for study and recreation. It is due to be completed in time for the 2020/21 academic year. After working on various student accommodation, we were selected to provide internal and external signage solutions.
The project signage involved two sets of built-up stainless-steel letters externally. Internally we produced a variety of signs such as acrylic wayfinding signage, vinyl glazing manifestations, printed wallpaper, fabric wallpaper, tile wallpaper as well as acrylic welcome lettering in the reception area.
There were also a few other projects completed in this time, such as window vinyls for Arbed am byth Holywell offices. A new hanging sign for hairdressers Toni & Guy’s Chester salon, as well as building and road traffic management signage for the new complex facilities at Wheelabrator Kemsley.