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Brent River Park, Ealing Council

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Custom Sign Displays for Ealing Council

About

Brent River Park is a large green space which is dissected by the River Brent. This natural landscape has recently been improved through the River Brent Project and further plans are proposed for future improvements. The Park is principally recreational with formal pitch provision to be included as part of the River Brent Project improvement plans. This community space is widely used for informal ball games and is popular with local dog walkers and nature lovers. A scenic walk along the open space leads to Wembley Stadium.

Project Motivation

The Park was deficient of any useful interpretation and orientation displays. A colourful map illustration had already been commissioned through Fitzpatrick Woolmer and it was just a question of how best this could be displayed.

As part of an ongoing scheme of improvement throughout the Borough, other parks had already benefitted from new welcome signs, and it was necessary to bring the Brent River Park up to the same quality and standard.

It was important the successful sign company chosen for this project was able to continue the specific style of signs that had previously been manufactured for other parks.

Solution

Three formats of sign were required of this project; 6 large main entrance signs, 9 minor entrance signs and 4 lectern style interpretation displays. All were to be manufactured from stainless steel with substantial green oak posts, and house a full colour printed graphic panel that would stand up to both vandalism and weathering.

The need to match an existing signage scheme meant specialists processes were employed during fabrication. To create the curved top information frames, 1.2mm thick stainless steel was laser cut to shape and hand profiled. A back tray and outer frame held together by security screws allowed the printed graphic panels to be removed, should they require updating.

The powder coated information frames were fixed to the 150 x 100mm and 200 x 100mm green oak posts using stainless steel angle brackets. These were screwed into the posts and security fixed to the reverse of the information frame, altogether a very strong and tamper resistant connection.

Site surveys were undertaken and risk assessments prepared prior to final installation by the Fitzpatrick Woolmer team.