Kelham Island, Sheffield

Kelham Island is one of Sheffield's eleven designated Quarters. Formerly an industrial area, the island itself was created by the building of a goit, or mill race, fed from the River Don to serve the water wheels powering the workshops of the areas' industrial heyday. The Island boasts several important industrial heritage sites and has undergone a great deal of urban regeneration where residential and social uses are mixed into this former industrial area.

The area is home to an industrial museum, the Kelham Island Museum, including the famous River Don Engine.

Chris Brammall was commissioned by client Kelham Island Museum to design, manufacture and install several directional and information signs around the Island.  The design is inspired by the utilitarian heritage depicting the robust legacy of steel in Sheffield.  The engineering drawings from the historical archieve at the museum also inspired the design following the shadows and interlocking plates.

The signs were manufactured in Corten (also known as weathering steel) which compliments the design elements and also the environment surroundings.

Back to Street Furniture and Signage Contact Us