CAST Technium Building

The design was sympathetic with the environment ensuring a ‘technological’ feel.

The Centre for Advanced Software Technology (C.A.S.T.) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bangor University, established in 2006 in association with the pan-Wales Technium programme. Banger University along with the Wales Technium Programme commissioned Wayfinder UK to develop a wayfinding strategy specifically for the new development.

A large number of first time users were expected to visit tenants and use the facilities, therefore the solution required a wayfinding strategy which would enable them to navigate the building effortlessly without any previous knowledge. The chosen system had to compliment the design of the building and reflect its Hi-Tec purpose.

Highly flexible signage was required to cope with an unusually high turnover of tenants and almost continual reconfiguration of office and function room space. Constant change of tenants meant the consultants had to produce a flexible system, one which could in act change in a fast and cost effective way without detriment to appearance. A hierarchy was established to simplify navigation with a logical room numbering system. The team was also required to use separate bilingual text to avoid confusion

An elegant design was created to match the environment with function in mind. The design was sympathetic with the environment ensuring a ‘technological’ feel. In addition to this the signage solutions were completely flexible, allowing for quality printed inserts to be changed within minutes. The wayfinding strategy was highly commended Bangor University, who noted how clean and consistent the signage strategy was throughout the site.

University Wayfinding

In addition to the project showcased here, Wayfinder have delivered wayfinding projects to lots of other clients in this sector. Here are just a selection of them:

  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Bradford
  • CAST Technium, University Bangor
  • Arts University College Bournemouth
  • Southport College
  • Stephenson College, Leicester
  • Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
  • Bedford High School
  • Catmose Campus
  • Rotunda Community College
  • St Joseph’s High School, Wrexham
  • Philip High School
  • Brampton Academy
  • Seevic College
  • Tottington High School

Our Wayfinding Process

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