Drawing inspiration from history in our web design process.
Lakeside started life in 1873 as Bestwood Pumping Station. It was one of three steam-powered plants built to supply clean water to Nottingham in the late Victorian Era.
Now a Grade II listed building set in beautiful gardens, the facility has had a renovation and transformed into a modern leisure venue. Featuring a bar, restaurant and function rooms for weddings, parties and other events.
A web design and branding project.
The New Fat was asked to create a brand for Lakeside, and a website to promote what the setting has to offer, while also celebrating its heritage.
Our web design agency’s process.
Having taken inspiration from the building’s architecture and history for the logo design, we harnessed it to shape the overall online look. With large eye-catching images, strong website graphics and a clean upmarket feel. Created to showcase Lakeside as a place for weddings and other special occasions.
Careful attention was paid to the technical aspects of the site to allow for easy expansion when Lakeside need it. We did this by using a fully editable WordPress management system, fully optimised for desktop and mobile viewing, and with the capability to sell tickets online for future events. Our team continues to oversee the site’s security and carries out other maintenance as required.
Other branding work.
We also created marketing e-shots for Lakeside, to raise awareness and encourage early bookings. While the client can control and upload distribution lists, the emails are automated and GDPR compliant. They use editable templates from The New Fat’s own easy-to-use mailing system, which provides response data to inform email marketing activity. We’re happy to make this system available and provide operational support to other clients.
The New Fat Team are always a pleasure to work with, always professional and knowledgeable and have created some great brand designs and websites for us over the last few years.
We love our design agency
and so do our clients.
“The New Fat worked hard to understand our business and successfully delivered a new portfolio of marketing materials on time and to an excellent standard. I would have no hesitation in recommending The New Fat.”
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Minshall Financial Services
“So very pleased with the service we received from this company the folders they designed for us are great, just what we wanted. A big thank you to Suze and the team.”
Red Carpet Cinema
“I’ve been working with this agency since I started my own business in 1999 and I have found them to be consistently creative, knowledgable and skilled professionals and therefore I can’t recommend them highly enough.”
“Absolutely fantastic company – they understood exactly what we needed and were able to produce a well thought out design that illustrated clearly what we were trying to convey. Super fast turn around time too!”
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We are thrilled with the quick turnaround time that Suze and her team manage to maintain during the busy holiday season. The work is, as always, spot on and an excellent addition to our brand communication.
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The Camelot Network
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Old Diorama Arts Centre
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The Rainforest Foundation UK
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