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durham cathedral restoration work

brief

Purcell Architecture had undertaken extensive restoration work of the iconic Durham Cathedral. It required images of the UNESCO World Heritage site in its context, with particular attention to the belfry where major renovation was carried out. I was briefed to capture stills and drone footage.

andrew heptinstal durham cathedral restoration work
andrew heptinstal durham cathedral restoration work

execution

Durham Cathedral is a dramatic building in the centre of Durham. As such, I took ground stills over several days to record the different elevations of the building at the best times for natural lighting.

Drone work was pre-planned, firstly with initial on-site meetings with Cathedral staff and the architect to ensure the shoot was safe and effective. All health and safety measures were considered and the shoot was carried out over one day, giving enough time to record all aspects of the building with precautions in place for the safety of the public.

outcome

The final work was used for award submissions and is still used for the Purcell Architects website, case study and practise video.

andrew heptinstal durham cathedral restoration work

brief

Purcell Architecture had undertaken extensive restoration work of the iconic Durham Cathedral. It required images of the UNESCO World Heritage site in its context, with particular attention to the belfry where major renovation was carried out. I was briefed to capture stills and drone footage.

andrew heptinstal durham cathedral restoration work

execution

Durham Cathedral is a dramatic building in the centre of Durham. As such, I took ground stills over several days to record the different elevations of the building at the best times for natural lighting.

Drone work was pre-planned, firstly with initial on-site meetings with Cathedral staff and the architect to ensure the shoot was safe and effective. All health and safety measures were considered and the shoot was carried out over one day, giving enough time to record all aspects of the building with precautions in place for the safety of the public.

andrew heptinstal durham cathedral restoration work

outcome

The final work was used for award submissions and is still used for the Purcell Architects website, case study and practise video.

andrew heptinstal durham cathedral restoration work

feedback

“Andrew is pleasant to work with producing excellent quality photography of our completed work.“

James Skeel
Purcell Architecture