Striking Monolith signage for new Shropshire academy


>>PROJECTSite signage at The Shrewsbury Academy

>>BRIEFIn partnership with Plinkfizz, to supply and install signage to identify education establishment following secondary school merger and creation of new academy

>>DESCRIPTIONMonoliths. Steel sub frame finished with powder coated panels and fret cut aluminium panels along with acrylic and vinyl graphics

A new Shropshire education academy has invested in two impressive Monoliths to identify their Corndon Crescent site. The prominent 2.5m tall Monoliths demark the vehicular and pedestrian access points at the secondary school in Shrewsbury.

The Shrewsbury Academy selected Plinkfizz, a marketing consultancy based in Newcastle-under-Lyme to develop their new identity, launched following the academy’s creation in September 2016. Plinkfizz regularly partner with Kyoti Graphics for the supply and installation of business signage and exhibition graphics. Following a consultation period which included design development and substrate specification, structural surveys and planning permission, Plinkfizz supplied the designs for the Monoliths which Kyoti Graphics installed in Autumn 2016.

Each Monolith comprises a steel internal frame with legs for ground fixing, and is finished with rolled and folded panels which are powder coated in the brand colours of blue and pink. Completed with feature elements including fret cut aluminium strips, flat cut acrylic letters and logo along with vinyl cut letters.

The Monoliths were installed over 2 days, using concrete filled holes supporting structural ground sleeves back filled with aggregate. The hole size is determined by wind load calculations influenced by graphic surface area and mounting height. This ensures not only a durable and secure sign, but the use of sleeves also enables the sign to be more easily levelled, and potentially moved as future site development determines.

Monoliths or Totem signage are suitable for larger sites including schools, and are available in a wide range of styles and represent a great alternative to conventional panel and post signage. They can incorporate feature elements as well as lighting to create an entirely bespoke one-off sign. The collaboration of Plinkfizz and Kyoti Graphics has created truly distinctive signage at the entrances to one of Shropshire’s newest educational establishments.

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