New Wayfinding & Sign Design Division For Rivermeade Signs

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Rivermeade Design has been created as a separate division of Rivermeade Signs to handle an increasing volume of pure wayfinding and sign design consultancy projects not directly related to sign manufacture. (http://www.rivermeade.com)

For many years Rivermeade Signs has helped its customers in an informal way with the preparation of wayfinding schemes and with the design of signs but the volume of this work, the implications of providing advice in an informal way and the need for a clear division between design and manufacture has led to the creation of RD.

Rivermeade Design is headed by Lindsay Wilcox and provides a wayfinding and sign design consultancy service firmly rooted in the practicalities of sign manufacture and sign making materials. This means that Rivermeade Design will not make any design proposals that cannot be realised within budget and within programme. Rivermeade Design has a full understanding of the different needs of the client, the contractor, the architectural and design team and will work in a pro-active way to ensure that the signage scheme is delivered on time and within budget. The close association with Rivermeade Signs means that RD can always procure the manufacture and installation of the signage scheme although it is understood that RD's involvement may be limited to the preparation of design and tender documentation for procurement on a local basis.

Within a very short period of time Rivermeade Design has secured a number of important and prestigious wayfinding and sign design projects. These include:

European Parliament Media Centre, Brussels

Rivermeade Design has been appointed by LVS Associates to review existing signs within the main complex of EU Parliament buildings and to make a detailed proposal for the signing of the new Media Centre. The specific challenge is that all EU signs must be written in the 28 languages of the member countries or must use a series of symbols and pictograms that are easily understood by all officials and visitors. Signing within the existing buildings is extremely diverse and complicated. We have made proposals for the Media Centre based on a simplification of the existing symbols and a harmonisation of the way in which they are used in terms of size colour and materials.

Capital Gate Tower, Abu Dhabi

The Tower, which will open in 2009, is an iconic building adjacent to new Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The Tower will stand 160m and 35 storeys tall and will comprise a Hyatt International hotel and office space. The building corkscrews out of the ground and leans at an angle of 18 degrees making it the 'most inclined in the world' - a stunning technical achievement and a landmark building for the largest of the Emirates.
Rivermeade Design has been appointed to work with the architects RMJM and a team of specialist consultants to prepare a complete wayfinding scheme for the site and detailed sign designs for the hotel, office space and landscaped areas.

Grosvenor House Apartments, London

Grosvenor House Apartments adjacent to the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane has been acquired by the Dubai based SPARC Group and is currently being completely rebuilt to form an integrated multi-functional apart-hotel. On completion it will provide a level of amenity and service to compete with premier hotels in London the difference being that Grosvenor House Apartments will provide kitchens and larger living spaces affording guests with deluxe surroundings more akin to residential properties.
Rivermeade Design has been appointed to work with the architects Woods Bagot and the specialist interior designers Anouska Hempel Design to produce a wayfinding scheme and sign design proposals to compliment this important development.

Gloucester Docks

The central area of Gloucester will soon be transformed with the opening of a 100 unit Factory Outlet Centre adjacent to historic Gloucester Docks. Rivermeade Design has been appointed to provide a wayfinding scheme and signage proposals to link the new shopping area to the Docks and the City Centre. When implemented this scheme will help to enhance the pleasure of a visit to the Factory Outlet Centre by guiding interested shoppers through the Historic Docks to the Town Centre and the Cathedral. Part of the signage scheme will be new directional signs and interpretation panels with the Historic Docks.

This is a exciting time for Rivermeade signs and we are delighted to be involved with such projects. It is a growing sign of our continuous growth and expertise in the marketplace

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Lindsay Wilcox
Rivermeade Signs
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