In 2016, isGroup was lucky enough to work on New Square, part of the enormous £800m NOMA mixed-use development, designed to regenerate key areas of Manchester. isGroup provided new public realm navigation, by producing Way2Go illuminated totem signs situated in and around the new square.
Inspired by the work, Urban Vision in partnership with Salford City Council approached isGroup for the regeneration of Peel Park in Salford. isGroup worked closely with main contractors, idVerde to manufacture and install our Way2Go product on the site.
What was the brief?
isGroup was briefed to design customised heritage signs using the Way2Go product. Alongside producing totally bespoke totem signs for Peel Park, isGroup was also asked to create three lecterns, each with their own unique structures, a first for the company. The lecterns needed to seamlessly blend in with the parks’ existing landscape design and railings.
What was created?
The lecterns were manufactured using folded and painted aluminium frames and an aluminium panel with digitally printed heritage interpretation graphics, designed by Urban Vision.
To further bring the structures to life, each was elegantly engraved with Peel Park’s branding on each side.
It’s all about the finish
To create that special one-off feeling, a number of bespoke finishes were also created for the signs. Verometal samples were produced and presented to the client and once approved the Way2Go totem frames and lectern structures were lacquered with a Verometal finish in Bronze-Copper.
Finally, to ensure ease of navigation, isGroup installed eight Wildlife Kerb Plaques made from 8mm Cast Bronze with hidden fixings and six Cast Bronze circular disability directional floor signs, again with hidden fixings.
Paul Dyke, Sales Director for isGroup says “This was a great project for us, we love producing something unique and relish the challenge of doing something we have never done before”
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