Trinity House was constituted under a Royal Charter in 1514. It is a unique maritime organisation with a wide range of objectives and responsibilities including…
- Providing aids to navigation to assist the safe passage of ships through some of the busiest sea-lanes in the word
- Being the General Lighthouse Authority for England and Wales
- Charitable work dedicated to the safety and training of mariners
- Commercial vessel and navigation services
- Venue hire services at Trinity House in Tower Hill, London
- Holiday locations and cruises
- Lighthouse visitor centres
- Preserving the heritage of the (almost) 500 year old organisation
We have been the principle provider of web services to Trinity House since 2003, implementing several incarnations of the website with the most recent re-launch occurring in early 2011.
Working closely with Trinity House staff we have achieved our aim of creating a useful and easily maintainable online tool which services the organisation’s varied audiences.
The site provides the many different departments and divisions of Trinity House with a place to publish their wealth of information – from lighthouse information, notices to mariners, educational material, gift shop items (purchasable online), promotional material, historical info and masses of excellent photos. The site also uses an automated email alerts system for notices to mariners, press releases and job vacancies.
The major task was to create a website which conveyed the rich heritage of almost 500 years serving Britain’s mariners through a modern, stylish and intuitive design. This was achieved with prominent use of high quality photos, bold design and bespoke development. A key factor of the rebuild was our close consultation with Trinity House on the deployment of content and the structure of the site.
The site is accessible to all (meeting AAA Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and Disability Discrimination Act regulations). Certain sections also follow the UK government’s Central Office of Information standards.