Case Study: Scan-to-BIM
Project: Warsash Maritime Academy
Warsash Maritime Academy, located on the eastern bank of the River Hamble in Hampshire, has been providing education, training and research to the international shipping and offshore oil industries since 1946 and is part of Solent University, Southampton.
However, as part of the University’s Maritime Strategy 2020, it was decided that the majority of the associated teaching activities and student accommodation should be relocated to Southampton city centre, making a large part of the old campus site surplus to requirements.
The relocation to St Mary’s campus in Southampton city centre took place in September 2017, leaving the old site available for redevelopment.
The remainder of the site, known as the ‘Lower Campus’ has been retained and will continue to
be used by Solent University for water related training purposes. Redevelopment plans for this part of the site include the provision of new teaching accommodation and a Helicopter
Underwater Escape training facility.
The vacated part of the site, the ‘Upper Campus’, is a prime development site with water frontage and panoramic views of the River Hamble and Southampton Water. This makes it an attractive proposition for developers and offers a range of potential uses, including residential and retirement housing, care accommodation and private rented sector development.
However, redevelopment will not be entirely straightforward; two of the buildings on the site, the Cadets Residence (Shackleton), linked walkway and refectory block (Moyana) are Grade II listed as buildings of special architectural or historic interest.
- Receive and process the point cloud survey data for the site.
- Create a 3D building model of the exterior of the Shackleton and Moyana buildings, together with the linked walkway, to Level 4 i.e. detailed architectural modelling.
- Include the surrounding topography, picking up areas of hard and soft landscaping
- Deliver a Revit *.rvt file and DWG drawings of all the building elevations back to the architect responsible for the project.