We actually started on this project quite a while ago, but we have only now gotten around to taking some quality photos of the sign in situ.
February of last year we were approached by the management of the Royal Herbert Pavilions, a luxury development of apartments in Woolwich created through the restoration of the Royal Herbert Hospital.
The building has a unique and interesting history, not least because it was the first specially built military hospital in the country and the first, military or civilian, to utilise the pavilion design.
They wanted a building sign that would reflect the unique nature of this block of flats and turned to Clover Signs for expert advice. We payed them a visit before even starting on the sign in order to get a feel of the surroundings so the sign would be sure to fit in.
Here is the finished result, complete with an image of the clock tower, intricately carved and gilded, and a complimentary 10 MPH sign underneath, as the existing cheap acrylic sign was completely out of context:
Unlike our standardised house signs, business signs are usually accompanied by a whole range of complexities. However, when the Women’s Wellness Centre, across from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, approached us to make them a sign, the design seemed fairly straightforward. With our trademark hand carved letters on a striking white background, and the colours custom-mixed to exactly match their logo, the end result was more than satisfactory. The one challenge of the job was to have the sign stick out perpendicularly from the wall, in the fashion of the other shops on this busy stretch of the Fulham road in Chelsea.
Wall mounted double-sided business sign.
The Women’s Wellness Centre on Fulham Road in Chelsea
With the housing market in the worst slump in decades, and people pinching pennies accross the board, we are having to rack our brains about how to continue selling signs. Government funded nurseries seem to still have some money hanging about so we decided to at least test the waters of this new market. Here is our first nursery sign with hopefully many to follow: