isGroup was approached in Spring 2018 to submit quotations for new signage as part of a large rebranding exercise following the merger of Stockport College with Trafford College to form The Trafford College Group. Works included rebranding 3 college sites.
The signage at Stockport included a new internally illuminated light-box with day/night printed flex face skin and measuring 4.5m by 2.3m on the main building. This was complemented by new UV digitally printed overlays installed over existing contra-vision manifestations, a 3.4m banner and new entrance signage manufactured from flat and folded composite aluminium panels and branded with the new logo. Internally, new etched effect vinyl window display graphics were installed in the Gallery, Conference Room and Theatre corridors. Finally, isGroup installed vinyl graphics to the College’s electric car.
Trafford College, Altrincham
The Trafford College rebrand comprised 2 wall mounted signs with flat cut aluminium lettering with brushed stainless steel effect text. In addition, a totem to provide new directional signage, was refurbished with digitally printed grey-back vinyl overlay graphics. A large post mounted panelled sign measuring 3m square was installed on existing posts at the Manchester Road entrance together with car park and pedestrian signage. Internally a new Welcome Sign with gloss over-laminate to face was mounted to an existing glass panel.
This element of works included a striking main canopy entrance measuring almost 16m, again manufactured from flat cut composite aluminium panels with UV printed vinyl logo and matt laminate vinyl for protection. The site was further enhanced with aluminium panels fixed to the external masonry and promoting the courses available at the College. 4 double sided PVC banners of the same design were mounted to lamp-posts and internally these were mirrored with single sided banners related in design
isGroup’s installation team surveyed the site to initially ensure the correct access equipment was available. The installers are all trained for Working at Height and have PASMA and MEWP qualifications. High level powered access equipment was used to install the building lettering and some of the works had to be conducted out of hours for convenience.