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With many of us getting to grips with working remotely from colleagues and with our outside movements severely curtailed, at least in the short term, technology has never been more important. We’re learning (very quickly) a whole new way of working and keeping connected. Skype and Zoom meetings (other group meeting apps are available!) are the new normal and enable the easy exchange of information, keeping both the team, clients and projects on track.
But getting out on site is a bit problematic, which is why we’re particularly pleased with a bit of technology which is helping us progress one of our projects in Norwich – the 360° virtual tour.
This development will see the conversion of a Grade II listed early 19th century property into 6 city-style apartments. The three storey early 19th century building is in Norwich’s city centre conservation area and is bordered by an ancient monument on one side (the Black Tower) and protected woodlands (known, excitingly, as The Wilderness). It’s had a varied history – school, family residence, homeless hostel – and has been divided, sub-divided, and amalgamated again, over the years. These changes in use have resulted in the removal of many original features and left a somewhat confusing internal layout. Vacant since 2013, when a proposal to turn the building into a hostel failed, the property is now dilapidated in the extreme and in need of complete refurbishment.
Plans are in train to convert the building into apartments with outside amenity space and car parking. As project managers on the scheme we are currently at the detailed design stage and producing tender documentation for the conversion works. Using a 360° virtual tour of a building enables us, the design team and tendering contractors to walk through the building without having to leave home. It’s a great new tool and is helping us keep this project on track – take a look.
360° virtual tour courtesy of TD360