Originally established in 2003 as a partner company to William Gray Construction, Ark Estates is now branded and promoted as a separate commercial enterprise. Ark Estates is a property investment, development and regeneration company, operating across a wide geographical area within Scotland for both public and private sectors. Leasing from its own large and diverse portfolio which takes in commercial, industrial and residential properties, it offers full developmental services from strategic advice and consultancy through to appraisals, valuation, planning, and onsite management.

The Brief

Dynam was tasked with creating a new website. The old one was out of date and non-responsive, and the company wanted the new site to reflect core corporate values and clearly describe what the business offers. Before website design and build work commenced, we spent a lot of time examining the user experience of the site and conducted thorough evaluations of page content and desired functionality.

Design elements

Using the existing logo as a springboard, we developed a secondary colour palette of teal and forest green, building page designs around shapes echoing brickwork and building blocks. An important feature for the Commercial Properties section was the addition of a search bar, which helps website visitors navigate the huge range of current properties.

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