Mercia Marina

Outdoor Experiences

Located in the heart of the canal network on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Mercia Marina is Europe’s largest inland marina. Although well known by the boating community, Mercia Marina wanted to reposition itself as a visitor attraction, gaining greater footfall and increase in revenue from visitors.

Having worked hard to preserve the tranquil wildlife habitat surrounding it Mercia Marina needed their brand to reflect the stunning natural setting in which it is located. We refreshed the Mercia Marina logo, created a stylised illustrative comms look & feel and we updated their website.


We had the pleasure of working with Katapult to launch our new Boardwalk mixed-use development of retail/bar & dining/offices in Willington. The Katapult team helped make our ideas a reality and delivered an excellent campaign and new website as well as a signage audit.

Robert Neff

Partner & General Manager, Mercia Marina

Due to new on-site developments such as the Boardwalk area, Mercia Marina needed wayfinding signage for their site to guide visitors to new food and retail outlets, as well as the Marina’s boating services, holiday cabins and nature walks. We conducted an on-site audit to define visitor flow and visitor types. This helped us identify key touch points to position signage and define categories to make it easier for visitors to locate each of Mercia Marina’s broad range of facilities.

Working in collaboration with the Findern Footpaths group, we developed a range of walking maps to both support the launch event and repeat visits to the marina. 

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