Project Centre was commissioned by the City of London Corporation to undertake an audit of all pedestrian signs in and around the immediate vicinity of the Barbican, and to produce a strategy for short and long term improvements to the signage.
The Barbican Estate covers an area of 40 acres and has a unique architectural style built on three levels with underground car parks. The estate is a combination of residential properties and commercial and cultural businesses, the largest and most well known being the Barbican Centre, which attracts over 1.6 million visitors a year and houses a theatre, cinema, concert hall, exhibition centre and art gallery.
Project Centre’s involvement included a comprehensive audit of all existing signs, locations and destinations. All data was photographed and recorded onto site collation sheets for subsequent incorporation into schedules. Specific remedial schedules were also produced to highlight problems and maintenance issues.
The final output from the project was a comprehensive report incorporating a short and long term signing strategy and recommendations for future pedestrian signing. Corresponding layout drawings showing sign locations with appendices containing signing schedules, were also included. The report enabled the City of London Corporation to plan phased changes to the signing to help improve pedestrian movement through and around the Barbican.