After initially intending to create the website on WordPress, research into customisability and available WordPress themes has shown that it would be very difficult to implement the design as it stands. In fact, the idea would have to be completely altered, which would impact massively on the tablet-optimised ethos and value of the project.
In order to maintain this customisability I have opted to use wix – a web-based wysiwyg HTML 5 site builder. Due to the nature of wix I am anticipating that I will be able to use workarounds to implement much of the design as it stands at this point.