Retail Signs Revamped in Darnall, Sheffield by Shop Sign Makers Image Sign Studio

Retail Signs Revamped in Darnall, Sheffield by Shop Sign Makers Image Sign Studio

Retail Signs Revamped in Darnall, Sheffield by Shop Sign Makers Image Sign Studio

Image Sign Studio shop sign makers in Sheffield have recently been involved in an absolutely fantastic project helping to revamp the rundown shop fronts of 47 independent shops in Darnall, a suburb in the East of the city of Sheffield. The project started at the end of March this year, in an attempt to smarten up the area, boost the amount of shoppers using the stores, and attract investment.

£300,000 Refurbishment Project for Darnall Shops

We were delighted to be involved in the £300,000 refurbishment project, which saw the shops on Main Road and Staniforth Road receiving impressive makeovers, including new retail shop signs which have been designed, manufactured and installed by us. As shop sign makers in Sheffield, we know the dramatic effect a new shop sign can have on the exterior of a retail premises, and were more than happy to be involved in the Darnall revamp.

Many Shops in ‘A Poor State of Repair’

Sheffield Council cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods Councellor Harry Harpham said before the start of the project in March: “Darnall has all the ingredients to be a thriving and successful district shopping centre – a strong community, good range of shops and community facilities, and access to transport links. But the quality of the shopping is poor in relation to a centre that serves such a wide residential area and many shops are in a poor state of repair. This will help the area become more attractive to shoppers and boost the centre’s potential.”

Mr Harpham went on to explain that the project was about much more than the refurbishment of shop fronts. “Regenerating shopping centres can put the heart back into a district and make it a place where people want to live and businesses want to invest,” he said.

Citywide Strategy by Sheffield City Council

Two years ago, a citywide strategy was approved by Sheffield City Council to help support and promote local shopping centres. This project is being paid for by the Local Growth Fund, which comprises of money given to Sheffield Council to be used for projects that benefit the local area and the community. Darnall shopping centre was identified as having an unwelcoming environment, with some buildings in a poor state of repair and a high number of badly-maintained, empty shops.

Renovation of Shop Fronts with New Shop Signs Sheffield

As well as the renovation of shop fronts with new shop signs, the wider regeneration framework for the centre of Darnall includes general improvements to the street scene to make the area cleaner and safer. In addition, training and support will be given to traders, and housing development will be enabled on nearby vacant sites.

Professional Shop Sign Makers Sheffield

Regeneration initiatives are set to continue all over the city, including projects in Banner Cross, Hillsborough, Sheffield Antiques Quarter, Spittle Hill and Stocksbridge. As professional shop sign makers in Sheffield, Image Sign Studio have already been asked to design, manufacture and produce the retail shop signs for the Spittle Hill regeneration project, which of course we are delighted to be involved in!