Gather

A booking platform for student accommodation

A CMS driven showcase for Gather's student properties across the UK. With integrated apps for searching and booking accommodation.

Client

Gather

What we did

Lunar inherited the site after it had gone live, tasked with improving performance and implementing a variety of new features.

Visit the website

https://www.gather-students.com/

The Brief

Gather are a property company with a portfolio of student accommodation throughout the UK. They needed a one-stop site that could both showcase the quality of the accommodation on offer and allow students to book and pay for their room.

Based in Hong Kong, Gather cater to UK and Chinese students. They needed a multilingual site that performed well regardless of what country you were in.

Technologies

Our work

Lunar did a full performancea audit and completely refactored the code to improve how the user experienced page load times.

Furthermore, we researched and designed a new server architecture so that the site was served from local data centres, whether you were in the UK or China. We took over the management and maintainance of their servers from Rackspace, saving the company hundreds of dollars each month in hosting fees.

We have added new features including the addition of a new payment checkout system, 3D tours of student accommodation and converted it all into a multi-lingual website.

Gather Desktop Example
Mobile header
Gather mobile example
Mobile buttons
Gather tablet example

Results

Lunar are now a long term technical partner, working with Gather to continuously improve the site, responding to issues and queries as they arise, and maintaining the security of their servers.

  • A fast, accommodation booking platform

  • A fully translatable site

  • Vastly reduced hosting fees

  • New, robust and secure checkout system

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0117 463 0820