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Shop Sign Makers Sheffield Help to Revamp Darnall Shopping Centre

Image Sign Studio were delighted to be involved in the £300,000 refurbishment project, which saw the shops on Main Road and Staniforth Road in Darnall, Sheffield, receiving impressive makeovers, including new retail shop signs. As shop sign makers in Sheffield, Image Sign Studio know the dramatic effect a new shop sign can have on the exterior of a retail premises, and were more than happy to be involved in the Darnall revamp.

Darnall Shops Undergo £300,000 Refurbishment Project

The fantastic project has helped to revamp the rundown shop fronts of 47 independent shops in Darnall, a suburb in the East of the city of Sheffield which has been looking rundown for a number of years. The project started at the end of March this year, in an attempt to smarten up the area, boost the amount of shoppers using the stores there, and attract investment.

Sheffield Council cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods Councellor Harry Harpham spoke to the Sheffield Star newspaper before the start of the project in March: “Regenerating shopping centres can put the heart back into a district and make it a place where people want to live and businesses want to invest.”

“Darnall has all the ingredients to be a thriving and successful district shopping centre – a strong community, good range of shops and community facilities, and access to transport links. But the quality of the shopping is poor in relation to a centre that serves such a wide residential area and many shops are in a poor state of repair. This will help the area become more attractive to shoppers and boost the centre’s potential.”

Professional Retail Sign Makers Sheffield

As well as the renovation of shop fronts with new shop signs, the wider regeneration framework for the centre of Darnall includes general improvements to the street scene to make the area cleaner and safer. In addition, training and support will be given to traders, and housing development will be enabled on nearby vacant sites.

Regeneration initiatives are set to continue all over the city of Sheffield, including projects in Banner Cross, Hillsborough, Sheffield Antiques Quarter, Spittle Hill and Stocksbridge. As professional makers of retail shop signs Sheffield, Image Sign Studio have already been asked to design, manufacture and produce the retail shop signs for the Spittle Hill regeneration project, which of course they are delighted to be involved in!