A green space in the heart of Burnley, Thompson Park received Heritage Lottery Funding in 2017 to return to its 1930s heyday. Work on site included the renovation of the boating lake and the conversion of the boathouse into a cafe and the pavilion into an event venue.
We were brought in to provide new signage and interpretation to the park. The client was keen to reference the 1930s and to keep anything new in the park seem at one with the restored elements. We were inspired by the architecture and history of Thompson Park and came up with many ideas to bring its history to life. If only there had been budget for all the things we came up with. Perhaps when it approaches its next centenary!
Alongside welcome signage, systems for advertising events and signage for the boathouse cafe, we produced a fun illustration of the park, making it easier for people to orient themselves and find their way to the new refreshments or revamped boat hire.
We continue to produce signage and interpretation for Thompson Park as the Burnley Council continues to support and develop this amazing, historic, recreational space.