Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) has announced that Cornwall-based company 20/20 has been confirmed as the full implementation partner for the entire wayfinding and signage project. This ongoing programme is spearheaded by the BID, forming a key cornerstone of the organisation’s five year business plan.
BID Manager Emilie Calhaem this week confirmed that Falmouth-based 20/20 have been successful in their tender to deliver the full project, from design to manufacture to installation. 20/20 also delivered the Falmouth BID’s signage project.
Newquay town councillors recently affirmed their commitment to the scheme by agreeing to put £20,000 towards the project. This sum added to the significant funds already allocated by Newquay BID for the new signage, which aims to enable visitors and residents to better navigate their way around the town.
BID Manager Emilie Calhaem today said, “The Newquay Wayfinding and Signage project was advertised nationally and the BID received eight applications for the work however 20/20 was the only company who could provide a solution that would deliver every part of the project, a key strength that led to their appointment. Earlier this year, 20/20 conducted the initial audit into the state of the town’s signage and helped us co-ordinate the public consultations, so have been involved with the project the whole way through meaning a seamless transition into this second stage with us.”
20/20 Managing Director Jaimie Sibert said, “Newquay has so much more to offer the visitor but there is currently very little signage to tell you this. What’s there is either dated or diluted by the mass of commercial promotion. It is our goal to produce something residents are proud of and visitors use in order to explore the vast offer of Newquay. The team here has been invigorated by the conversations and learnings from hundreds of Newquay residents who want to ensure that people see and experience the very best of the town and also get to understand the history and motivations that have built up around the place over the centuries. We’re obviously delighted to have been awarded this full project and very much looking forward to seeing our concepts become a reality all across Newquay.”