When designing its brand new £14m sixth form college ’Deeside Sixth’ Coleg Cambria wanted consistent branding and signage that was striking and fit well with its modern approach while at the same time communicating clearly with staff, students and visitors.
Wynne Construction appointed isGroup to liaise closely with Ainsley Gommon Architects and realise its vision for the facility.
“We had big ideas which worked with both the colours and scale of the building” said Richard Beatson, Architectural Technologist at Ainsley Gommon Architects.
“isGroup were able to deliver on these proposals without any issues. We found isGroup helpful and proactive throughout the procurement process.”
isGroup created wall graphics using the core ’6′ branding and logo for the main atrium that dominates the building, plus the reception and window vinyls.
A sense of place was also important in the feel of the building, so isGroup created Google maps-style graphics up to 12m in length, which accurately portray the local area, providing both a great look and an information point.
isGroup also created floor level numerals to identify each level of the building, modern WC graphics and wayfinding signage directing students to the Science Zone and Library.
The sixth form area was completed with the installation of signage lettering to identify the dedicated student cafi, Caffi’r Cei and lecture theatres.
“The signage and branding package for Deeside Sixth was something that we took a great deal of time and care over” said Richard.
“The standard of workmanship and installation has been very high indeed. We were also impressed with the speed isGroup can manufacture and install their products.”
The Deeside Sixth site also incorporates a Higher Education building in association with Airbus UK and Swansea University.
It will provide a base for engineering students and apprentices to work towards higher skill qualifications as well as space for students working on degree-level courses.
To support the association with Airbus, isGroup created Airbus-themed wall graphics for the building’s interior, maintaining awareness of the manufacturer’s key ongoing contribution to the facility.
isGroup designed, manufactured and installed external signage to support both Swansea University and Coleg Cambria to ensure each had due prominence and complemented each other and the college environment.
Finally isGroup installed wayfinding signs across all pedestrianised areas of the site to deliver clear directional assistance for students, staff and visitors.
“We’ve been impressed by the versatility of signage that isGroup can offer and we look forward to working together again on future projects” – Richard Beatson Architectural Technologist at Ainsley Gommon Architects
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