22 Horizon

Creative branding interventions and wayfinding signage

Background:

In 2019 Signbox were commissioned by Multiplex, the global construction company, to deliver a stunning raft of architectural interior and wayfinding signs for Twentytwo, a prestigious new workplace concept located at 22 Bishopsgate in the City of London – the heart of the capital’s financial district. This project involved base build signage and wayfinding for the fit out for this iconic building. We have continued to work with the management company to deliver feature signage for London’s highest viewing platform.

 

General Scope:

  • Our role and responsibilities were to consult, develop, manufacture, and deliver creative branding interventions and practical wayfinding signage solutions with the client team and the lead design consultants – Hello Hackenbacker.
    • The project included:
      • HP latex printed glazing manifestations using colour tinted optically clear architectural glazing film.
      • HP latex printed digimura 2.1 tactile wall and ceiling coverings.
      • SwissQprint Nyala direct to surface printed, sustainably sourced birch face ply wayfinding.
      • Custom fabricated birch faced ply feature signage inclusive of LED halo illumination.
      • Flexface illuminated branding signage.
      • Texflex illuminated marketing signage.
      • Digital AV screens on bespoke slim monolith mounting solutions for ticketing information, marketing and security areas.
      • Other small works included WC icon signage, WC splash back panels with hidden demountable magnetic fixing solution.

 

Project Challenges:

  • The greatest challenges of the Horizon 22 project included:
    • The complexity of installation of wall coverings across walls and ceilings over large corridor areas, accommodating lighting and emergency fittings.
    • Critical path delivery programme to a fixed completion/go live date working around multiple other trades.
    • Undertaking a multi-stage installation of the electrical items; first and second fix required alongside project electricians to integrate illuminated and digital signage elements into the master building management system.
    • Site access and delivery of materials to the upper floors of the building (Level 58), site logistics in general are a challenge in a super tall structure.

 

Project Successes:

  • We enjoyed many successes on this project including:
    • We achieved all our self-imposed KPI targets set out at the start of the project.
    • We completed our works snag free at the point of handover.
    • Due to the dynamic nature of the project, it required us to be hyper agile, reacting to dynamic changes in the design of the built environment as the project progressed. We managed to achieve all client variations and deliver these within the main project period.
    • The final finishing detail of our works is outstanding, this was the opinion of the client team as well as ourselves.

Photo credits – Brendan Bell

Project information

Client:

22 Horizon

Location:

22 Bishopsgate, London

Key Partners:

Multiplex, Hello Hackenbacker

Services:

Creative branding interventions and wayfinding signage

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