New Edmonton Remand Centre
Scope of Work:
Extensive interior and exterior signage package consisted of more than 8,000 signs.
Civic / Government
After a highly competitive bidding process, Royal Rubber Stamp & Sign Co. was selected to fabricate and install a comprehensive signage package for Canada’s largest, most technologically advanced remand facility: the new Edmonton Remand Centre.
As a result of working in a prison environment with high security requirements, Royal Rubber Stamp was presented with several unique and exciting challenges. In an effort to prevent tampering, damage and removal of interior signage upon the facility’s opening, additional measures were required to ensure the signage remained adhered.
Roughly 800 signs were mechanically affixed to prison walls using special security hardware and Sikaflex panel adhesive, another 5,000 signs were applied with paint using custom vinyl stencils and roughly 400 signs comprised of vinyl lettering were installed to concrete and cinder blocks using heat. Exterior signage included identification of staff and visitor parking lots as well as freestanding wayfinding signage.
The interior and exterior signage package consisted of more than 8,000 signs, all of which were completed on time for the facility’s April 2013 opening, despite significant time constraints.
Throughout the process, Royal Rubber Stamp exhibited superior attention to detail allowing us to adapt to unique situations and conditions. Royal Rubber Stamp offers ongoing sign upkeep at the facility.
Construction of the new Edmonton Remand Centre began in 2007 to address overcrowding at remand facilities throughout Alberta. The $580-million facility officially began operations in April 2013. The original Edmonton Remand Centre, which opened in 1979, was designed to accommodate 332 prisoners, however, inmate population quickly swelled to more than 800. The new facility has a bed capacity for nearly 2,000 inmates, with opportunity for future expansion.