Signbox, winner of the coveted ‘Best Sign Company of the Year’ Award for 2011, have helped contribute to the complete transformation of the Angel Building in London’s EC1. A former BT exchange in what was an under-used site at the corner of St John Street and Pentonville Road in Islington, development company Derwent London have created a striking, ultra modern office complex comprising 260,000 square feet of high specification office space with café, specially commissioned works of art and large rooftop terraces affording spectacular views over London.Signbox were nominated early on by AHMM, the appointed architects for the building, to complete all the ‘base’ build signs, including external, floor, wayfinding and emergency.
This contract was quickly followed up with the appointment by Cancer Research UK, one of the earliest tenants to take up residence. This high profile charity relocated to the Angel Building to bring all their London-based staff together in a single, central London building, reducing the charity’s operating costs and increasing efficiency. Now fully implemented, the Cancer Research signage work involved branding displays, wayfinding signage, large format impact walls and extensive manifestation applications. One of the unusual features created by Signbox was a series of projecting LED illuminated light boxes fabricated in acrylic. These formed a timeline highlighting the advances made in cancer research over the past 100 years.
Mark Bartlett, Managing Director of Signbox, comments, “We were delighted to be appointed by AHMM to undertake all the base signage for this multi award winning development. This in turn led to the signage contract for Cancer Research UK. Everything we did was bespoke, especially created to complement the building and meet the specific needs of Derwent London and Cancer Research, both of whom have provided very positive feedback on our work. We have also now just secured the signage contract for the latest high profile tenant to take space in the building”.