IsGroup was successful in its tender bid to manufacture new signage and update the existing signs as part of Leeds City Council wayfinding signage strategy early in 2018. This project allowed isGroup to work closely again with graphic design company Placemarque who provided the mapping and graphics.
The brief was to extend the existing wayfinding system to reveal walking routes and link the retail area, cultural attractions and destinations in the city centre and South Bank.
The work programme included the manufacture and installation of 4 new monolith signs and 2 new fingerposts. The monoliths featured double sided glass faces with optically clear reverse digital graphics.
Leeds council chose isgroup’s Way2Go fingerpost system to complement existing fingerpost systems due to ease of updating in the future. The system comprised of 316 grade brushed stainless steel posts and internally locking collars to ensure the fingers maintain position.
As part of the tender bid it included the ability to refurbish existing systems that had been procured from different suppliers. isGroup refurbished 20 monoliths and area/welcome signs, providing replacement of vitreous enamelled panels and updating and applying new vinyl to rear of the glass panels.
A site survey preceded manufacture to identify site locations, access requirements and structural calculations were produced to comply with BSEN1090-2 requirements. Groundworks were followed by installation by the isGroup installation team to transport and land the monoliths. Our installation team have street works licences (NRWSA) allowing them to operate in a city centre.