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ABG Design Creates Visitor Scheme for the Houses of Parliament

Gate sign at the Houses of Parliament (ABG Design visitor wayfinding signs)The Houses of Parliament, otherwise known as the Palace of Westminster, symbolises Great Britain and as a world heritage site, is among one of the most iconic visitor attractions in the world. The building that sits proudly on the banks of the Thames is the New Palace that was built between 1840 and 1870. Within its walls is the Great Hall (or Westminster Hall), which is all that remains of the medieval Old Palace built by William II between 1097 and 1099.  At the time, it was the largest hall in England – its sheer scale designed to fill his subjects with awe.

ABG Design was commissioned to design a new visitor signage scheme for the main visitor areas from point of ticket purchase through the full visitor journey.  The design takes small elements of detail from the architectural style of the buildings and provides clear visitor pathways without obscuring the beauty of the Palace itself.

ABG Design has also won a larger tender in conjunction with Donald Insall Architects to review and recommend signage across the whole Parliamentary Estate.