Jewellery Quarter Cemetery Project

In the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter lies the city’s two largest cemeteries: Key Hill and Warstone Lane. Design Penguin were asked to work with the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust to design and install outdoor interpretation panels to help visitors unlock the history and significance of these two sites.

Design Penguin designed the bespoke stands to hold the interpretation panels. They had to be long-lasting and robust, be sensitive to the nature of the sites and accessible. Powder-coated steel frames in warm grey were manufactured with security bolts and anti-vandal coating on the panels to limit the potential of theft and damage. This project was a true piece of team-work, bringing together two design agencies and local manufacturers as part of the Cemeteries wider conservation and restoration plan.

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