Manchester Time-Lapse


Since 2007, Time-Lapse Systems have provided custom ultra-high-definition time-lapse and site monitoring solutions for numerous projects in and around Manchester.



We’re privileged to work in Manchester with a wide variety of respected clients and numerous innovative developers, such as Homes England, Muse, Legal and General, The English Cities Fund, Glenbrook, Co-Op, and Apache Capital Partners. Our clients have been embarking on the regeneration and redevelopment of the city. They have been busy changing the skyline, constructing major developments in central Manchester and Greater Manchester. Our client base and range of projects is wide, and our experienced team have been able to provide bespoke solutions to a range of complex challenges.


Our Manchester based time-lapse and site monitoring work has taken us all over the city and beyond. We’ve installed time-lapse systems across the city centre from Deansgate to Spinningfields and Media City at Salford Quays. Our camera systems have also captured in the NOMA innovation district, Trafford Park and the Trafford Centre. We’ve worked a fair bit in Greater Manchester too, with time-lapse in Rochdale, Bolton, Manchester Airport and further afield in Lancashire and Cheshire.


Our Manchester-based work has involved us in an array of projects. We have extensive experience capturing everything from flagship office builds, to new style Private Rented Sector (PRS) developments, mixed-use, fit-outs, and retail builds, as well as smaller bespoke projects. Our Manchester construction client base is wide and varied, from large developers such as Glenbrook and Co-Op delivering lifestyle apartment complexes such as The Trilogy and Angel Gardens, to architects designing hotels, bars, and restaurants to local authorities constructing schools, hospitals, and houses.




As this great northern city is redeveloped, the skyline is gradually changing. We’ve therefore been busy producing high-quality time-lapse photography for the city’s demolition industry. Central Manchester is prime real estate so for a new development to rise another building must often be demolished. Many construction projects have been preceded by capture of demolition in locations such as 125 Deansgate (Lincoln House) and Manchester University. At Spinningfields we have documented the demolition of City Wharf (Washington House) to make way for the high-profile riverside office developments of the New Bailey.


We’re well known for covering external works, but we also capture internal projects too. We have time-lapsed a broad range of interior works in Manchester, including bar, retail & office fit-outs along with warehouse developments for large household names. Examples include interior work for the Star Wars Miniland project at Legoland Discovery Centre, the Alchemist, FoodWell at One New Bailey and Tenpin at The PrintWorks to name a few.
Due to our bespoke time-lapse solutions we have the capability to work in all kinds of indoor and outdoor environments, creating micro-managed industry-leading results for every project.


We have been busy capturing Greater Manchester’s infrastructure developments. We’ve various clients in the transport sector – for road, rail and bridge projects. We can provide short term or sustained long term capture depending on the project. As part of our work for Highways England, we captured the M56 Thorley Lane Bridge Replacement project, providing high-quality short-term time-lapse footage. We also work alongside Network Rail, documenting their numerous projects around Greater Manchester, capturing at Rochdale station, Farnworth Tunnel, and Manchester Airport.
All our infrastructure clients use time-lapse photography as an effective method to communicate and publicise significant public sector developments.


Major logistic and distribution companies are increasingly using time-lapse photography to capture warehouse builds. We are involved in the documentation of warehouse fit-outs for global clients, such as Amazon. Time-lapse is excellent at tracking orderly, uniform systems, such as the installation of warehouse storage solutions and machinery. By ensuring our camera systems are installed with the best view, photographs regularly record each incremental phase of activity to document the intricacies of works undertaken in such a focused setting.


We have numerous Greater Manchester clients from the energy and utilities industries using time-lapse in varied ways, from capturing large scale builds to day to day developments. We were involved in capturing the installation of new waste and water treatment works at Lostock, near Bolton for the KMI+ joint venture. We’ve also captured the construction of the wastewater treatment works at Trafford Park for United Utilities.

Energy, water industries, and waste management in and around Manchester are key to keeping the whole area functioning. Engineers and plant managers can remotely oversee that these systems are working effectively and efficiently by using the time-lapse site-monitoring we provide.


Manchester has become a thriving hub of nightlife, leisure and sports activities. Time-Lapse Systems has been privileged to document this Northern Powerhouse’s growth. We’ve captured the construction of the stunning Alchemist bar and restaurant at Salford Quays and editing it into eye-catching video. We’ve also documented as the interiors at Tenpin at The PrintWorks and FoodWell at One New Bailey take shape. Our clients utilise this time-lapse footage and videos to promote their work and projects. The images and videos are used on their websites and across social media platforms to gain media interest and publicity.


Muse logo
Spinningfields, Manchester
University of Manchester logo
Legal & General logo
Legoland Manchester
Glenbrook logo
Amazon Logo
Apache Capital
The Alchemist
United Utilities
Network Rail logo
New Bailey, Manchester
NOMA, Manchester
Highways England logo
Manchester City Council logo
Ten Pin at the Printworks, Manchester
KMI + Joint Venture
The English Cities Fund
Foodwell logo
The Trilogy Manchester
The Printworks Manchester



Manchester is full of industrial history and heritage. We have captured historic buildings being renovated and reworked as the city preserves its past. We are currently working with Manchester City Council, documenting developments at the “Our Town Hall” project through our installed external and internal camera systems. At the heart of the project is the restoration and enhancement of the Grade I-listed Town Hall and Albert Square, to preserve them for use by future generations. The council is capturing developments to translate to the Manchester community all the work that is being undertaken at this significant architectural landmark.


Please contact us to discuss how we can help with your next Manchester project.

T: 0333 016 5253

E: [email protected]

We are one of the world’s leading specialists. We build every camera system to the bespoke specifications of each individual project. Unlike many providers, we do not use inferior ‘off the shelf’ or third-party hardware or software. All our equipment and software is developed in house. This means we have full control over it and its continued customisation and development.

We have a broad range of dedicated experts in numerous specialisms, such as media production, software development, engineering, and post production.

We operate to the highest standards of health and safety; having membership of four SIPPS accreditation bodies as well as all engineers having IPAF, PASMA, CSCS etc. We also use the highest security protocols, which is why we are trusted with many government and high security projects.

This is coupled with our experience, portfolio, reputation for the highest quality and the best pound-for-pound pricing.

All this means that we are best placed to serve Manchester and the surrounding area for many years to come. Our experienced team are always ready to help provide our innovative time-lapse and site monitoring solutions to new and existing clients across Greater Manchester. So please contact us with any enquiries and we will be pleased to discuss your project and requirements

Please contact us to discuss how we can help with your next Manchester project.

T: 0333 016 5253

E: [email protected]