LiveWest is a leading developer of housing in the south west. From the shores of Cornwall to the Gloucestershire hills, we have combined rock solid foundations with the scale and vision to build real social change in our region, one front door at a time.
During my time employed with AB Multimedia Ltd. I was involved in many projects with LiveWest including site builds, site maintenance and a major re-branding exercise.
As a long standing client of AB there were numerous projects over the years. I originally worked with LiveWest (Formerly Devon & Cornwall Housing) maintaining and enhancing their existing MODX website. This involved ad-hoc changes as well as adding new functionality/features to their already extensive website.
Employed By: AB Multimedia Ltd.
Sector: Construction / Housing
Project: Multiple Wesbsite
In parallel to this I was involved in building a brand new website using a bespoke implementation of WordPress that was aimed at providing new homes across Devon and Cornwall (DCH New Homes). This site had to present information about local housing developments, plots and houses and allow users to request viewings, brochures and advertising materials.
The site was modern, clean and easy to navigate and was based on designs provided by AB. I was a secondary developer on this project and helped develop sections of the site and added new features post-launch.
In 2018 DCH merged with LiveWest which led to a rebranding exercise for all of their existing websites and applications. I was part of the team involved in rebranding their main website and their new homes website to meet the new branding guidelines – which involved a name change, updates to content, new logos and assets and a brand new colour scheme. This rebrand had to be coordinated and was time sensitive because of the announcement of the merger which was a challenge – especially as the existing website had to continue to function with no content freeze during the transition.
It’s always fun working with a long standing client as there are always new directions and developments that create interesting projects.
LiveWest allowed me to work on multiple platforms, across multiple sites learning new skills and techniques. Throughout the various projects I was able to help LiveWest reach new markets and audiences and present information in a fun, clear and concise manner.
Working on a housing platform with many of the features of Rightmove and Zoopla was really fun and a great project to be part of.