Our Work: Barclays HQ Wayfinding Signage Pilot

 

Project

Barclays HQ Wayfinding Signage Pilot

Client

Barclays

 

Navigating a 32-floor skyscraper can be tricky at the best of times. Factor into this, thousands of staff members plus countless visitors per day, clear and easy-to-follow directional signage becomes something of a critical factor.

Having been approached by Barclays to make the task of navigating their Canary Wharf Headquarters a little easier, we began work on a pilot scheme for wayfinding, office and lift signage on Level 17, which if successful would run throughout the building.

The key to a good wayfinding system is to remain concise, removing any unnecessary details so that information can be established at-a-glance, without the need for the user to pause and contemplate.

The design also needed to simultaneously work in harmony with its surroundings, while still catching the attention of those in need of it.

The final design is clean and uncluttered, drawing the user’s eye to the required information. Initial feedback to the signage has been very positive, so we look forward to the potential roll-out across the building.

 

Lift & Office signage

Lift signage – Brushed stainless steel lettering, mounted onto 10mm clear acrylic and wet spray-painted matt cyan.
Office signage – White matt powder coated aluminium, mounted onto 10mm clear acrylic and wet spray-painted matt cyan. The lettering was applied using matt vinyl so that it can be easily updated.

 

Free standing totem sign

Free standing totem sign – White matt powder coated aluminium front, with a 50mm aluminium wet spray-painted matt cyan sides. The lettering and floor plan were applied using matt vinyl so that they can be easily updated.

 

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