FOR almost two years we provided video capture solutions of the new Project Capella building at the University of Cambridge, for the UK’s second biggest contractor.
Working with Kier, we provided a fully managed service for the project – the second largest they have ever undertaken at the university.
Throughout the duration of this major, 17,000 sq ft development – beginning in October 2015 and completing in August 2017 – we captured over 40,000 time-lapse images and hours of Ultra HD video footage of the site.
Project Capella is now home to the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI), the Milner Therapeutics Institute (MIT) and Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases (CITIID).
Part of their £2bn+ masterplan, this new facility is but one of the University of Cambridge projects we have been involved with, having also captured the construction of another of the university’s science buildings – the new Chemistry of Health Centre – at the same time.
At the time of commencing capture, Project Capella marked the 10th construction site on which we had worked for Kier. Other projects we have captured previously include:
- A multi-camera system set-up at RAF Lyneham, capturing modular construction of military accommodation for over 1,100 trainees
- Rail improvements at the Moorgate Station Crossrail site
- Installation of sewage treatment tanks in Lostock, Bolton
- Several other educational builds elsewhere in the south of England, including a new Cambridgeshire primary school and a three-storey teaching block at Whitefriars School in Harrow
With even more projects now underway with Kier, we look forward to continuing our partnership with one of the UK’s most recognisable contractors.