Project Description: Park View Student Accommodation, Newcastle University
Client: Galliford Try Construction
The Park View scheme houses students in 1,277 self-catering, en-suite bedrooms across six new blocks. Galliford Try worked closely with the University and the China based modular supplier CIMC, to develop a solution using the shipping container format to provide both accommodation and kitchen/lounge facilities.
During the Spring of 2017 I commenced the project on site whilst the first modular units were craned into place, I returned every 3 to 4 weeks during that time employing a variety of techniques in order to record the rapid progress including conventional ground based photography, time lapse and videography.
During the month of May 2017 two time lapse cameras recorded the construction of one of the 7 storey blocks with the modular system during this period I captured ground based video of the various activities taking place. From this footage a short video was produced so that Galliford Try could demonstrate the speed at which they could assemble the units. I worked closely with my client and the personnel on site in order to accomplish a successful result from an unrepeatable exercise to a tight deadline.
Once all building work and landscaping was complete I captured both interior and exterior photographs during daytime and twilight. I had to work within a tight timeframe between handover and the students moving into the accommodation.
In addition to the stills photography the client requested me to produce a virtual tour of the work to be used in future bids as a new method of demonstrating their projects. A series of 360 degree images were captured of required rooms which were then used to produce the virtual tours. A gallery of the stills was added together with the video produced in 2017 and an information panel. The tour can be viewed on any computer, tablet and smart phone. Additionally it is possible to have a further immersive experience by linking up with a virtual tour headset.
During the project we knew that we could rely on Andrew’s experience to record the progress throughout the duration of the work. He was called upon to produce at short notice, a video encompassing time lapse. Additionally, once the site was complete we commissioned him to produce a virtual tour. The results of both exercises surpassed our expectations.”Jeremy Barnett, Operations Director Galliford Try Building Division
You may use your mouse to move around the each room and click on hotspots to take you to other spaces, gallery to view stills, video and information panel