In the latter months of 2012 we completed a programme of sign installation at Liverpool John Moores University Byrom Street campus close to Liverpool City Centre.
The work was extensive and included supplying new wayfinding totem signs, refurbishing and over cladding existing freestanding structures on site, converting two seven metre high concrete entrance columns into square totem pillar signs, and installing three large sets of high level brushed stainless steel letters with halo illumination.
There were various unique challenges within the project, such as designing the high-level lettering halo illumination so that it projected onto a built-in rear white outline. This was done to maximise the halo effect because the letters were fitted to a dark building and the halo would otherwise be ineffective.
With the square entrance totem pillar signs needing to have a modular design appearance, the signs were built piece by piece from the floor up using specially designed interlocking panels.
High quality LEDs were used for the illumination of the university name and logo and all metal surfaces (except for the stainless steel effect of the letters) were powder coated in the university corporate colours.
Unfortunately, the fitting work could not be carried out whilst the students were away from the campus on holiday, so this made the installation much more challenging for our fitters due to the number of people milling around the site, therefore extra care was needed.
The finished freestanding structures complemented the recently clad buildings on the campus very well and the high level lettering is very effective and visible from a good distance at night.
We, and more importantly the client, were very pleased with the finished signs.