At Didcot Railway Centre, visitors can explore a unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons and buildings across a 20 acre site. With such a large area to cover and so many features to see, it was important that Didcot Railway Centre had a sign that would be attractive, accurate and informative.
Ann Middleton, Commercial Manager of Didcot Railway Centre explains:
“We weren’t sure exactly what we wanted so it was great when Kingdom Signs told us they could create a design to help us look at different ways of illustrating our important historic buildings. We were also able to compare different colour combinations to find one that best matched those originally used by the Great Western Railway.”
Because the site is of historical interest and it was important that people could clearly recognise all of the different features, we undertook a site visit where we documented the layout and appearance of the Railway Centre with photographs and sketches before creating design for Ann’s approval. We were also sensitive to the importance of being true to the original Great Western Railway colour scheme and style and so paid particular attention to this in the final design and production.
The result was a design that’s exceeded the original brief and has been so well received that it now features on all of their printed materials and has even become an interactive map on the Didcot Railway Centre website, it’s something we’re pretty proud of and Ann is to!
“The map is more than just a sign – it’s now an important part of Didcot Railway Centre.”