Bespoke graphics, signage & interiors scheme for University of Manchester's Henry Royce Institute Building

08 Oct 2021

Impression has worked closely with the University of Manchester this year, preparing the exceptional new Henry Royce Institute building in time for opening and the return of students in the new academic year.

Graphics, external signage, internal signage & branded interiors for University of Manchester's Henry Royce Institute Building

Graphics, external signage, internal signage & branded interiors for University of Manchester's Henry Royce Institute Building

During the summer and early autumn 2021, Impression has worked closely with the University of Manchester to create striking graphics, signage and interior visual branding schemes, and even bespoke literature display units, for an exceptional new building at the University which will enhance research, development and learning offers.

Ready in time for the University's new academic year and return of students for the autumn term, the installation for the Henry Royce Institute's Royce@Manchester facility was planned carefully with the University's team to put academic vision and priorities at the heart of our scheme, continuing to build on the University of Manchester's reputation as a centre of excellence for science, engineering and innovation.

Graphics, signage & displays at the flagship Henry Royce Institute for University of Manchester

It ws a privilege for Impression to work on Royce's flagship 9-storey building at the University. The Henry Royce Institute at University of Manchester (Royce@Manchester) is the new UK national centre for advanced materials research, innovation and an important meeting place for the advanced materials community. 

The Henry Royce Institute's vision is to identify challenges and stimulate innovation in advanced materials research, supporting sustainable growth and commercial exploitation of materials research in industry. The Institute provides access to state-of-the-art facilities and capabilities, enabling research nationally to deliver positive economic and societal impact UK-wide.

Royce@Manchester houses £45m worth of equipment and facilities, and the buildings allows for 'Science on Show', with areas of the building visible to the public outside encouraging engagement with its work. The Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) is the new home of engineering and material science at the University, with Engineering Building A and Engineering Building B both now open to students.

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Consultancy that developed a bespoke graphics, signage & displays scheme for University of Manchester

Impression's Consult phase was critical to the success of this project, reinforcing that our work is more than just print.

We enjoy an excellent relationship with the University's Estates Designer and his team, and for this project it was vital to put the academic needs of the building, and particularly the Henry Royce Institute's brand, vision and goals, at the heart of our graphics and visual branding designs.

Directors Martin and Carl visited the site to conduct a full site survey and obtain fully accurate sizing for all target areas of the building, preparing a bespoke graphics, signage and display scheme using precise measurements. This partnership-led and hands-on approach is integral to the success of every project; not only can we be sure that our visual branding work will be a perfect fit once printed, cut and installed, but we can identify opportunities to bring creative flair and uniqueness to the project, creating further engagement and talking points amongst staff, visitors and students.

Creating graphics, signage & displays with purpose

Before Design phase commenced, we met our client team to discuss the academic purpose behind the building and to identify how our graphics, signage and displays could be used to convey the values behind the Henry Royce Institute's Manchester facility, the work it does and the culture of scientific innovation supported by the new building.

Ensuring our work would carry the desired academic impact, as well as visual and practical appeal, Consult allowed us to delve deeper into the project and deliver a scheme that both the University and its academic users would take pride in, adding value and creating a sense of purpose, belonging and innovation throughout the building.

Custom large format graphics, signage & displays developed by Impression in partnership with the University of Manchester

Our Consult - Design - Create - Deliver teams devised a thorough scheme for Phase 1 of the Henry Royce Institute, with products including:

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Large format graphics, signage & displays in Manchester by visual branding specialists Impression

Since 2008, Impression has delivered large format print, graphics, signage and many other bespoke display schemes for well-known clients. Working in partnership with high street retailers, leading universities including the University of Manchester, schools, Greater Manchester and North West local authorities, our team brings striking visuals to buildings, campuses and sites nationwide that make an impact, whether generating excitement, encouraging sales or helping visitors to find their way.

We take care of every aspect of your graphics, signage and display scheme through our 'Consult-Design-Create-Deliver' methodology, turning work around quickly and entirely in-house by our Bolton, Greater Manchester team.

Make an impact through your graphics, signage & displays with Impression

Contact Impression, Bolton, Greater Manchester to find out more about our large format graphics, signage and displays for Manchester and UK-wide education sector clients.


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