Volker Rail, part of the East West Rail Alliance, recently called upon Signs Express (Birmingham South West) to assist with the branding and way-finding of their new offices, after they moved floors in the prestigious Victoria Square office complex in Birmingham.
VolkerRail provides a wide range of contracting services to the railway industry from major capital projects to track renewals and specialised operations including signalling, welding, on-track plant and machinery and overhead power supply. The company has a successful track record of delivering projects on the UK's national rail network, working with Network Rail and London Underground, as well as most of the light rail and tram organisation in the UK. An alliance of four equal parts between Network Rail, Atkins, Laing O'Rourke and VolkerRail will build East West Rail Phase 2 (EWR2) – linking Oxford, Milton Keynes and Bedford, and Milton Keynes with London Marylebone via Aylesbury. Volker Rail required a wide range of signage for their offices, helping to reinforce the branding of the forward-thinking alliance and vision of the coalition. The requirements ranged from large scale printed wall paper to acrylic displays, way-finding signage, meeting room signs and entrance and lobby signage. By using individually cut acrylic letters to perfectly recreate the EWR Alliance logo, the signage achieves maximum impact and is in keeping with the modern and prestigious office building. A simple but effective design for wayfinding signage helps visitors and staff navigate the office floor. The entire project was completed in just two weeks after designs and requirements had been confirmed. Signs Express (Birmingham SW) provides a wide range of signs and graphics and has a team of dedicated and skilled sign makers who provide a comprehensive, design, manufacture and fitting service.