University Centre Farnborough

To support the phenomenal growth of the University Centre of Farnborough, a new building was commissioned to house a library and study centre, while also forming the new main campus entrance to the College.



Farnborough College of Technology




  • Education
  • Public


  • External Architectural Signage
  • Design, Consultancy & Management

The brief called for striking signage that would mirror the building and enhance the visibility of the College, creating a more immediate link between it and the surrounding community.

Built-up building lettering
Halo illuminated built-up lettering

The main entrance signs were made from precision-cut, fine-grained, stainless steel letters, which are halo illuminated with LEDs. This created a warming juxtaposition against the pale textured brickwork, exposed steel columns and timber panels that form the structure.

The result is bold and expressive signage, and a wayfinding scheme that captures the striking character of the building, while radiating openness and clarity.

Built-up building lettering and monolith or totem

Creative Partners:

Nicholas Hare Architects

Photography Credit:

Alan Williams