3D Laser Scanning
Point cloud and 3D model
Given our 70 year history in Newcastle, Monteath & Powys pride ourselves on working on the most iconic projects throughout our region. The conversion of the Newcastle Council roundhouse to the state of the art Crystalbrook Kingsley Hotel was no exception.
We were engaged in the preliminary stages of the project to realign the cadastral boundaries, enabling separation of the building from the surrounding public owned assets. This had many interesting aspects including underground carparking and a very uniquely shaped structure.
The design of the retrofit was also complicated by the shape of the building. To assist in the design Monteath & Powys completed a full 3D laser scan, both internal and external, allowing the design team to work in a survey accurate digital twin of the building.
Control was placed throughout the building enabling the point cloud to be combined from ground floor to the top levels both internally and externally.
Construction was the final stage of the project, where we were once again engaged to provide survey set out. Grid lines were not conventional, being placed as vectors from the design centre of the building. These were marked on site along with chainages and offsets to assist the site team.
The end result of the project has completely transformed the building whilst still paying homage to the original structure and its significance to the city.