With over a hundred council-managed parks, Richmond is the greenest borough in London. Yet a lack of consistency in the design of existing park signs meant the public were confused about which sites were council-run. It was clear that a signage makeover was required.
Over a four-month period, the solution was to manufacture and install over 300 new signs in 97 parks, providing visitors with clear information while ensuring a sympathetic fit with the surroundings.
The Council appointed Westminster Communications to work with local people in developing new signage designs, and chose Fitzpatrick Woolmer to build and install them.
Fitzpatrick Woolmers experienced staff helped finalise the design details, and selected a construction method to fit the brief and budget.
The completed custom-built signs combine strength and good looks. Manufactured in the company's workshops from stainless steel, they are extremely durable and have an attractive heritage appearance in keeping with the boroughs historic setting.
The signs are designed to be extremely hardwearing, and will look good for a long time. Durability features include a graffiti-resistant coating, replaceable graphic panels and tamper-proof fixings.