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British Sign Awards 2020

The original UK Sign Industry Awards return for 2020

The Construction Award 2019


isGroup for IM External Signage

The external signage at the IM Group’s new headquarters complex included a huge cast iron logo sign and three, unique, illuminated monoliths manufactured from a range of materials.

About the project

After Britain’s HS2 high-speed rail line forced a move on the IM Group and meant it had to find a new home for its 250 staff, a brand new campus facility was delivered in Solihull.

The signage the isGroup produced included:

Totem Combination

  • 2.8m S355 grade steel frame totem with Corten steel decorative panels with laser cut detail.
  • 1.8m solid Portland smooth mix precast concrete with bird mouth detail to edges and recessed cast CV logo, illuminated by warm white LEDs

External Cast Iron Logo

  • 3.2m Cast iron logo with warm white Sloan LEDs to the rear, casting thickness circa 40mm with a tannic acid finish.
  • Cast from a black sand casting in one piece and weighing in @ Circa 450 kilo’s the logo required a carrier frame to protect the frame and to meet the requirements of BAM constructions “Temporary works”.

Cast Concrete Totem

  • 2m Solid Portland smooth mix precast concrete with bird mouth detail to edges and cast text “THE ROCK” to both faces.

As well additional totems, vehiclular signage and parking markers



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