Michael ArmstrongA NORTH East digital creative agency has secured a six figure contract with one of the UK’s leading housing associations.

Roundhouse Digital, a subsidiary of Newcastle-based design agency The Roundhouse, has been appointed by The Guinness Partnership to build and maintain a fully interactive website.

Formed to provide affordable social housing, the Guinness Partnership owns and manages nearly 60,000 homes nationwide and is one of the largest social housing providers in the country.

Its new site will facilitate rent payments, enable tenants to register any problems or issues and provide advice and information.

It will also offer a property search, giving details of retirement, sale and rental properties available through The Guinness Partnership across the UK.

The three-year contract, is the latest project win within the housing sector for Roundhouse Digital, which recently completed a ground up design and build of a new website for property investment and development company, Calthorpe Estates.

The West Midlands-based company is responsible for delivering a multi-million- pound regeneration portfolio across retail and leisure, office and medical sectors, including Edgbaston Medical Quarter, Pebble Mill, Edgbaston Village and Edgbaston Stadium.

Parent company The Roundhouse has completed the intitial designs for the Calthorpe Estates’ annual report and to complement the new website to standardise their entire communications platform.

The agency has achieved international recognition for creating websites and digital solutions, working for global institutions and blue chip companies in a range of sectors from higher education and the arts to the legal and financial professions.

And Roundhouse Digital Director, Michael Armstrong, hopes the recent contract wins will lead to greater involvement within the housing sector.

“These wins were very significant for us,” he said, “because, due the stature of the Guinness Partnership and Calthorpe Estates, we were competing with some of the biggest digital agencies in the country.

“We are delighted that, in securing these contracts, we have extended our geographical reach and proved we are a national contender within our industry.

“We now look forward to strengthening our links with the housing sector even further.”

For more information about Roundhouse Digital call 0191 274 1685, emaildesign@theroundhouse.co.uk or visit www.theroundhouse.co.uk.