Multi Million Pound redevelopment of Brookfield House
Posted on 21st April 2020 at 15:14
Brookfield House was the original home of the University of Leicester founder Thomas Fielding Johnson. It was built in 1836 originally as a country residence, but now is within the Stonegate part of the city. The house has had a variety of uses since the original owner, used by the Red Cross during the second world war and later a midwifery college. The site was acquired in May 2013 by the University with plans to create a world class facility. The 7.5 Acre site has a mixture of buildings built from the Victorian era up to the 1980s.
Metron were commissioned by Digitalinc to carry out a Laser Scan and panoramic image survey of the exterior of the site and all the building interiors. This was to be used to create an LOD300 Revit model of the entire site, plus a 3D and 2D site survey to enable the sharing of the data between a variety of contractors. The team were on site for two weeks with the final deliverable being progressive to enable the staggered delivery of the various buildings to the Architects.
• The site is an active university, so work had to be scheduled around room availability
• The project had a short timeline to allow the completed information to be presented for Design and Planning
• Some areas had confined access below floors and above ceilings
• The client was new to BIM so required a series of 2D standard survey deliverables that provided a level of detail commensurate with the age of the site.
Metron have carried out work on several Universities and Schools across the UK, and a number of Scan to BIM projects across the UK and Europe.
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