Stanhope PLC

Who was the client

Stanhope is a best in breed commercial property developer. It has 25 years experience and over £10Billion worth of completed projects.


The work

Intranet • Image library

The brief

Design and build a corporate intranet that integrates with Stanhope’s current IT hardware/systems. The intranet needed to be administered by a single ‘super user’ and offer permission/access levels across the company. Further consultation with the client identified the need for an image library system to be offered within the intranet as well as one-way integration with MS Outlook.

The solution

The first phase saw us develop the specification in partnership with the client. Once the specification was approved, Firedog developed the intranet architecture and the build specification. We designed the front-end of the intranet and created the overall feel of the intranet. We then developed a build kit that contained all the necessary bits required by our build partners to affect the build of the intranet. The finished intranet included project and corporate libraries, an advanced image library application complete with light boxes and print wizards/functionality, global address book functionality (that syncs with Outlook) as well as including a dynamic site map and document upload, delete and email functionality.

The results

Stanhope received a number of quotes ranging from £80K to £120K for the intranet. Firedog managed to design, build and populate the intranet for under £60K. This included the image library application. Following the implementation, Firedog developed full technical handover documentation consisting of all written and stored procedures. This was supplied to the client’s IT Manager and included a full overview of the intranet.

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