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    Daniel Fountain
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    Signbox has recently completed the sign package for the new purpose-built Richmond retirement village at Letcombe Regis in Oxfordshire, UK.Signbox was selected, following a competitive tender process, for the installation of internal and external signs that will help residents and visitors to find their way around the prestigious facilities.

    The village, based in rural Oxfordshire, comprises a new concept in retirement, with a wide range of apartments for independent or care assisted living.

    All Richmond Villages offer a wealth of social activities and unsurpassed facilities – at Letcombe Regis these include a wellness spa, a bowling green, library, lakeside restaurant and hairdressers.

    Signbox, managing director, Mark Bartlett said: “The design of the new Letcombe Regis development respects the traditional architecture of its surroundings within a caring and stimulating environment – it was therefore essential that all the signs we supplied were in keeping with the magnificent surroundings, with clear and concise information.

    “Working to a very tight time schedule we were able to supply two existing Signbox products – Signblock for the interior and Stealth for the exterior signage.”

    Formed from a single-piece aluminium extrusion, Stealth is an extremely durable product that can be powder coated or stove enamelled to any BS or RAL colour finish.

    The elegantly sleek curves of the Stealth profile make an individual architectural statement that blended harmoniously with the parkland environment of Letcombe Regis.

    With the emphasis on creating a life enhancing residential community, Richmond Village specified that the interior signage consisted of neutral materials and was ‘understated’ in design.

    The Signblock product met this brief perfectly – an antiqued bronze fixing supports toughened glass and directory information with the corners of the glass radiused to make it completely safe for residents.

    Daniel Fountain / 11.05.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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