Vale of Glamorgan Council – Cosmeston

Cosmeston Lakes has been a much-loved country park covering over 100 hectares of land and water since its opening in 1978 in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan.

With approximately 250,000 visitors to the site each year, and the area being a true haven for local wildlife and plantae – some areas of the park have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest – it’s easy to see why signage plays such an important role for those visiting Cosmeston Lakes.

At a glance

• This Site of Special Scientific Interest spans 100 Hectares
• It attracts over 250,000 visitors every year
• As well as wayfinding and interpretation signage, we supplied interactive game systems
• Solutions were created with the site’s ecology in mind
• Signs were created bilingually, in line with council guidelines

Brief

We were approached by Vale of Glamorgan Council to survey, design, manufacture and install a range of signage across the 100 hectare site in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. The site is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and so our solutions needed to be created with the local ecology in mind. We worked with 35 Percent on the complex interpretation signage to communicate information in a clear and engaging way.

Solution

Throughout Cosmeston Lakes a variety of signs were designed by wetland conservation experts and interpretation sign specialists, 35 Percent, while our team of sign installation experts here at Morgans Consult safely fitted the signage throughout Cosmeston Lakes.

As well as standard wayfinding and directional signage being installed to help visitors navigate their way around all areas of the reserve, information signs were installed to educate visitors about the abundance of local wildlife and nature that surrounds the stunning environment throughout Cosmeston Lakes.

Some of this informative and educational signage is in the form of creative games constructed from wood materials, helping children and adults alike to learn while having fun during family visits.

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