hexham schools

client: galliford try

architect: ryder 

brief

The 10 hectare site with far reaching views at Hexham, Northumberland brings together both middle and high schools onto one site.  This £36.1 million project replaces old 1960s buildings whilst retaining the original listed 19th century Hydro and Winter Gardens. 

It originated as Westfield House, built in the 1850’s and in 1879 the original house was greatly extended to create the Tynedale Hydropathic hotel, designed by architect W L Newcomb.

Our commission by Galliford Try  in partnership with Ryder Architecture was to be entered for numerous awards and so it was essential to capture the detailed and innovative design of this 1900 pupil school.  We worked closely with the lead architect from Ryder and the Director of Education at Galliford Try to achieve their vision set out in the brief.

 

 

 

 

Andrew Heptinstall ESH BURCHESTER
Andrew Heptinstall ESH BURCHESTER

execution

We worked closely with the school prior to the shoot dates in order to facilitate the capturing of areas with pupils and staff to bring the spaces to life. 

Due to the size and nature of the buildings the shoot took place over 3 separate days with twilight photography late in the evening. 

We utilised ground stills photography plus drone stills and video all of which were scheduled to coincide with pupil movement inside and outside the buildings.

 

outcome

Our clients were delighted with the results which were to be used the following week for a national award submission. Ryder Architecture and Galliford Try were impressed at how we were able to capture images which surpassed their expectations whilst working in challenging conditions.

The project received national press and social media coverage.

 

Andrew Heptinstall ESH BURCHESTER

videography and drone

 

 

brief

The 10 hectare site with far reaching views at Hexham, Northumberland brings together both middle and high schools onto one site.  This £36.1 million project replaces old 1960s buildings whilst retaining the original listed 19th century Hydro and Winter Gardens.

It originated as Westfield House, built in the 1850’s and in 1879 the original house was greatly extended to create the Tynedale Hydropathic hotel, designed by architect W L Newcomb.

Our commission by Galliford Try  in partnership with Ryder Architecture was to be entered for numerous awards and so it was essential to capture the detailed and innovative design of this 1900 pupil school.  We worked closely with the lead architect from Ryder and the Director of Education at Galliford Try to achieve their vision set out in the brief.

 

Andrew Heptinstall ESH BURCHESTER

execution

We worked closely with the school prior to the shoot dates in order to facilitate the capturing of areas with pupils and staff to bring the spaces to life. 

Due to the size and nature of the buildings the shoot took place over 3 separate days with twilight photography late in the evening. 

We utilised ground stills photography plus drone stills and video all of which were scheduled to coincide with pupil movement inside and outside the buildings.

 

Andrew Heptinstall ESH BURCHESTER

outcome

Our clients were delighted with the results which were to be used the following week for a national award submission. Ryder Architecture and Galliford Try were impressed at how we were able to capture images which surpassed their expectations whilst working in challenging conditions.

The project received national press and social media coverage.

 

Andrew Heptinstall ESH BURCHESTER