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A major signage improvement scheme, designed to enable pedestrians and motorists to find their way in and around Barnsley town centre with greater ease, used a combination of 29 Stylos fingerpost signs and 51 traffic route signs supplied by William Smith.

The project, which was partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund, forms part of the Barnsley Cultural Infrastructure Programme.

Barnsley-Stylos-004Designed to point in up to eight different directions, Stylos fingerposts can be supplied either as complete units or in component form, while a choice of styles and colourways ensures that they are equally suitable for use in both urban and rural environments. A concealed internal fixing system, comprising an inner post into which the pre-drilled aluminium arms are slotted and secured into position, means that the fingers, which can be set either at one height or at varying levels, cannot be twisted around once in situ, thus reducing the incidence of tampering and vandalism.

Commenting on the choice of signage, Gary McNaught, Barnsley Council’s Group Leader – Traffic, explained: “We have used Stylos previously and appreciate the way it complements both historic and contemporary environments, while also easily facilitating any changes that need to be made, once in situ.”

The Stylos units supplied by William Smith are painted silver to match a specific RAL specification, with black text and according to Gary:  “Everyone, from retailers to Chamber of Commerce and Councillors, has commented on how stunning they look!”

He added: “The new signage in and around Barnsley town centre has enhanced the experience of people visiting the centre for shopping and leisure purposes and underpin everything that the town centre team and support groups across the Barnsley partnership have been promoting; that of a diverse, niche and independent town centre offering something for everyone.”

The 51 traffic route signs were also produced by William Smith using 3M Diamond Grade DG prismatic reflective material.

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