The place to plant your future


Designed by Rowdy Studio and Halley Anne Kennedy at Rowdy Studio

Illustrator: Sally Caulwell

Categories: Website / Identity / Signage / Other

Industry: Commercial

Tags: Branding / Brand Identity / Property / Strategy / UI / Dublin / Brand / Web design


Park Developments is one of Ireland’s most respected building and property development groups, with a rich portfolio and established legacy. Our studio was proudly appointed to deliver the new brand and communications for its latest development in South Dublin, Brennanstown Wood.

Building a bright and bold community

For its latest development, the aim was to achieve something different, striking and bold . The challenge lay in placemaking and building a community where residents were proud to live. This ambition would need to carry through in a holistic experience, from the first touchpoint right through to the homes themselves.

Crafting the right story

To get to the heart of the challenge, we immersed ourselves in the local area, the scheme itself and the proposed target audience—running workshops with the client and agents to get to the core of their ambition and a true point of difference. Drawing on this insight and the existing strengths of the area—a village feel, beautiful green surroundings, with great connectivity—plus a shared desire for a more balanced lifestyle, we defined the brand narrative.

The brand positioning ‘The place to plant your future’ finds a strong balance between community, the green surrounds and an aspirational future focus. Alongside this, we developed some core brand principles, a refined brand narrative and a key messaging toolkit to ensure consistency and efficacy in ongoing communications when talking to distinct audiences.

The visual identity places Brennanstown Wood at the heart of the story, where memories can be made, and residents can start a journey of growth. The visual language is inspired by the vibrant natural surroundings, as well as the end pages and decorative elements of novels. We worked with local illustrator Sally Caulwell to illustrate a series of local wildflowers, ensuring the identity felt rooted in the local area.  

A seamless journey

We have since brought the brand to life across key touchpoint to ensure a consistent journey—from the initial pre-launch site, campaigns and onsite hoardings, through to the full brand launch which included the scope, design and build off the website. This was phased to introduce their Houses and Apartments offer which was supported by stylised site maps, floorplans, hoardings, signage, materials for open day, homemaker manuals and more. The illustrative elements are brought to life online through simple animation, and in the physical space with prints in homes.