Placemarque are an environmental design and communication company specialising in wayfinding strategies and environmental graphics. We combine the skills of urban design, architecture and information design to provide wayfinding systems that are rooted in the place.

We specialise in delivering wayfinding solutions in environments that have difficult navigational issues; this may be due to complex building layouts or topographical barriers. We largely work in locations that receive high visitor numbers, such as tourist or retail destinations, or historic town and city centres where our solutions are built on a thorough analysis of the unique qualities of a place. Our designs develop forms, colour and materials to emphasise and reinforce identity in the public realm.

Unlike many wayfinding providers we are not linked to any sign manufacturer and always provide rigorous and competitive tender and sign procurement advice to all our clients.


Since our inception in 2000 Placemarque have completed a range of award-winning wayfinding schemes. Our approach to wayfinding is rooted in the principles of urban design and legibility; encouraging users to build an understanding of their environment and what it has to offer. They are then more likely to stay longer, visit a wider range of attractions, explore and return again. Places that are legible encourage the user, be it visitor or resident, student or shopper, to engage with their environment; effective wayfinding strategies can convey a sense of discovery, place and time as well as communicating the more daily information required to move around a place with a sense of purpose and intent.




Anglia Ruskin University


Arun District Council


Barnard Castle Vision

Braintree District Council

Boston Borough Council

Bristol City Council

British Land

Broadgate Estates

Brunel University


Cambridge City Council

Canal and River Trust

Canterbury City Council


Chelmsford City Council

Cheltenham Borough Council

City of York Council

Colchester Borough Council

Corporation of London

Cumbria Tourism

Deirdre Black Associates

Denbighshire County Council

Derby City Council

Douglas Development Partnership

Durham City Council

Durham County Council


Exeter City Council

Failte Ireland

Greenwich Development Agency

Grosvenor Estates

Gwynedd Council

Hastings Borough Council

Isle of Man Government

Jersey IFC


King's College London

Lancaster City Council

Lancaster University

Land Securities

LDA Design

Leeds City Council

Lee Valley Regional Park

Leicester City Council

Little Wenlock Parish Council


Manchester Airports Group

Manx National Heritage

Merthyr Tydfil CBC

Nicholas De Jong Architects

 North Yorkshire County Council

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford City Council

Oxford County Council

Qatar Foundation


Sefton MBC

Sheffield Hallam University

St Albans City Council

Stratford-Upon-Avon Council

Transport For London

UCL School of Medicine

University College London

University of Bedfordshire

University of London

University of Loughborough


Wolverhampton City Council




Studio: 127 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4PZ

Copyright © 2016 Placemarque LTD. All rights reserved.

Studio: 127 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4PZ

Copyright © 2016 Placemarque LTD. All rights reserved.