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Project Name:

Belfast Street Signs



Architect / Designer: 

Paul Hogarth

Completion Date:



Urban design  architects The Paul Hogarth Company and Belfast City Council contacted Armatile with a brief to update the existing street signs in the centre of Belfast. The old signs, dating from the end of the 19th century, needed replaced in the Linen, Cathedral and Queens quarters of Belfast. The traditional signs had been originally hand made with poured clays and Paul Hogarth’s wished to source a contemporary solution which retained the look  and feel of the traditional streetscape. Armatile’s waterjet cutters were used to cut the traditional style typescript letters drawn up by Paul Hogarth Company out of a white porcelain tile, which were then placed into a pre cut black tile which was crafted to an exact fit to gain the desired millimeter perfect result. The tiles were then fixed to a stainless steel backing plate and fixed with Keralastic T adhesive as per spec from Armatile’ s specialist adhesive partner Mapei UK and attached to an armatile sourced moulded porcelain sign surround.

As the project progressed the signs incorporated bespoke logos and etched Quarter titles ie Linen Quarter, Cathedral Quarter , University Quarter etc

In all nearly 100 street signs have been manufactured and fitted in Belfast City centre to date.


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