Heritage Interpretive Signage, Lithgow Blast Furnace

The Lithgow Blast Furnace is a monument to Lithgow’s industrial history and has been a prominent local landmark for over 100 years. It was here that the first commercial quantities of iron were produced and the first steel puddled in Australia. The blast furnace holds a unique place in history as the operation that eventually spawned Bluescope Steel. The Interpretive Design Company was engaged to develop heritage interpretive signage to complement restoration works that are due for completion in mid 2018. The revitalisation of this historical precinct is almost complete and several of the heritage interpretive signage have been installed. The remaining signage and works will be completed in February 2018 and Blast Furnace Park is due to officially re-open in May 2018. Date: June 2015 to present Service: Research and content writing, theme development, template designs, graphic design, design of sign hardware, plan for signage locations, wayfinding map Specs: 16 small rail-mounted signs – 950mm x 400mm, 14 large free-standing signs – 970mm x 600mm, 1 large map sign 600mm x 1300mm with artwork on second side, framework and footings design Client: Lithgow City Council Rehabilitation of heritage site Decades of local youngsters have played among the relics of the blast furnace. Tourists have also wandered freely around the ruins and it has also been the scene of countless photo shoots for both professionals and amateurs. However, there were real concerns about the structural safety of the 90-year-old demolition site. Lithgow City Council has undertaken repair and conservation works under heritage supervision to some … Continue reading Heritage Interpretive Signage, Lithgow Blast Furnace