Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park – Wayfinding system and maps

Type

Wayfinding maps

Duration

2 years

Size

Various

Brief

Using the exisiting signage infrastructure, develop better maps and wayfinding system that meets the aims of the community group maintaining the cemetery for the use of local people

Map for signage to guide visitors around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park manage a unique space which means a much to many people. It’s a people’s cemetery, a place for remembrance, a sanctuary for humans as well as nature, a place for festivals, field studies and forest schools. This woodland cemetery offers everyone a breathing space in the heart of East London.

Clear Mapping Co was asked to use the existing signage infrastructure, develop better maps and wayfinding system that meets the aims of the community group maintaining the cemetery for the use of local people and visitors.

Extensive site visits were required to ensure that the complicated network of paths was accurate and correct. This was made even more challenging by tree cover and the changing nature of the park. All of the other maps were out of date or using the wrong projection so couldn’t be related easily to the busy streets surrounding the Cemetery Park. We went back to marking out the paths by hand and using the local knowledge of the park staff to help us make sure that the paths were correct.

We began the creative work with various signage solutions and designs, which was then chosen by the client, keeping with the rainbow theme throughout the park. Cleaning and preparing of the signs was done by volunteers. We assisted the client find the most appropriate signage manufacturer, who could install vinyl wraps over the existing signage to keep the cost low.

The Friends are pleased to have their signs back in service and with the correct, up-to-date maps, which emphasises their commitment to their community and grass-roots values.

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about wayfinding signage, email: hello@clearmapping.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1326 337072.

 

 

Other signage at Ackroyd Drive
Welcome sign with map
Sanctuary Wood, the old part of the cemetary

Happy 90th Birthday!

We wanted to give Dad a special gift for his 90th birthday…a map of the family farm. So we came to Clear Mapping and what a professional, friendly team of people. They listened, made helpful suggestions, and their attention to detail was superb. The map they created was perfect for Dad. He loves it!

Noreen Orr
Orr Family Farm