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Pointing the way to success


It’s anticipated that a new signage scheme manufactured and installed by Allen Signs will inspire students at Lincoln College to aim higher.

In order to create a more stimulating learning environment, they designed a series of wayfinding signs, infographics, interactive notice boards and internal wall graphics featuring images of and quotes from famous people.

Sean Matthews from Lincoln College explained: “The brief was to improve the appearance of the building’s hallways and stairwells so that they looked neater and less cluttered. Accordingly, we stripped everything off the walls and set about condensing all of the information into a few key messages.

“We also wanted to provide the students with the opportunity to have their say, which resulted in the introduction of the interactive notice boards.


“As well as inspirational quotes from famous figures, such as  Winston Churchill, Banksy and Jessica Ennis, we’ve also included stats on careers and employability. By highlighting the job opportunities available and demonstrating the achievements of recent college graduates we hope our current students will feel more motivated and determined to succeed.”

Altogether Allen Signs produced and installed 1,000 metres of print, 50 8ft x 4ft 3D panels and 20 signwritten mirrors across the campus over a four-week period.

Commenting on the project, Glen Merryweather, a director at Allen Signs, said: “The main challenge was the tight timescale. Lincoln College wanted to have the work completed during the holiday period and, with the volume of print required it was always going to be close to the wire!

“However, thanks to a combined effort from our production, installation and account management teams, we completed the project on time as planned.”

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