CAPTURING THE MIDLANDS GROWTH.
Some of Time-Lapse Systems most long-standing clients are based in the Midlands, many having used our bespoke ultra-high-definition time-lapse and site monitoring solutions since 2007.
Our work in the Midlands has included a range of diverse projects. From theme park ride construction, to HS2 through to the build of the UK’s largest carbon capture plant. We’ve covered Oxford in the South Midlands, right across to Shropshire in the West and Leicestershire in the East.
We’re delighted to work across central England for an array of respected clients from a broad spectrum of industries. Our clients are redeveloping and regenerating Birmingham and the Midlands. They all have the same focus of growing the region, and our experienced team is able to capture these achievements.
As a trusted service provider, we have been documenting HS2 since the outset. With numerous camera systems in and around Birmingham capturing the development. We have been providing sustained high-quality time-lapse capture whilst LM JV – a joint venture Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy & Sons Ltd have been delivering a dynamic enabling works programme for HS2’s phase one across the West Midlands.
Some HS2 Midlands projects we have covered:
As well as documenting large-scale demolition for HS2, we also have time-lapsed demolition phases for other West Midlands-based projects, including:
Our utilities industry clients use time-lapse in various ways, from photographing large-scale builds to day-to-day advancements: At Washwood Heath, Birmingham, our multiple camera systems are installed in optimal positions for Tarmac Utilities, documenting as the company constructs a large asphalt plant adjacent to HS2 Heartlands. Construction of Britain’s largest Carbon Capture and Utilisation plant at Winnington for Tata Chemicals Europe. Recorded with bespoke, Ultra HD, fully monitored and managed time-lapse camera system, micromanaged to capture any rapid developments. In Shropshire at AMP6 Oswestry Water Treatment Works reporting an upgrade project that is improving the capacity for drinking quality water by VolkerStevin for United Utilities. For Severn Trent Water in Warwickshire, a camera system has been installed at the Severn Trent Academy construction site at Avon House by Integra Buildings Ltd. At West Bromwich-based Weatherite, documenting the construction of a bio-fuel plant room, using both time-lapse and video capture during the month-long build and installation. The time-lapse site-monitoring service we also provide allows engineers and plant managers to remotely oversee systems.
As the Midlands region is the largest and most important logistics hub in the UK, we have captured numerous infrastructure and rail projects across the region. Network Rail is just one of our long-term established rail clients who document their work via time-lapse. Using this to communicate with the public and to showcase the level of work involved in projects. As part of Network Rail’s £40bn Railway Upgrade Plan, we had multiple camera systems in place to document the Staffordshire Alliance project, a joint venture of Laing O’Rourke, Network Rail, Atkins, and VolkerRail to improve the West Coast Main Line. For VolkerRail independently, our camera systems have provided both long-term and short-term capture at Bromsgrove, Leamington Spa, and Kenilworth. For another of our longstanding clients, Maritime Transport Ltd, our camera systems have documented work at their railway depots and facilities, including Tamworth and Toton Sidings. The company also requested short-term capture to record DB Cargo’s Paint Shop Team at Toton TMD transforming Class 66 locomotives into the Maritime livery to mark the collaboration between Maritime and DB Cargo.
Our office, workspace and factory clients use our time-lapse services in a range of ways, both externally and internally. In West Bromwich, our involvement in the capture of the construction of the state-of-the-art headquarters for The West Brom building society saw our camera systems in place for over 3 years. We provided long-term time-lapse and video of the internal and external build at the major development at Providence Place. This was translated into two professional edits showing interim developments and the completed project. At Silverstone Park in Northamptonshire, MEPC is expanding the technology park at the heart of the high-tech Silverstone Technology cluster. Our time-lapse camera systems are busy capturing this growth, with the development of 1500 – 1506 Silverstone Park. Our camera systems are also installed at Smart Parc, Derby to report on the development of the 155-acre high-tech food manufacturing campus. Not only do we document the construction of workspaces and factories, but we can also report on the work that takes place there. We have captured inside the Caledonian Modular factory in Newark, Nottinghamshire to document the manufacture of modules. Time-lapse is ideal for tracking the consistent, methodical processes involved in offsite construction. By recording each incremental phase of activity, the intricate works undertaken in the factory setting showcase the standards implemented and help build trust in the product.
Our camera systems have been at work right across the Midlands on a range of private and publicly funded residential construction projects. The large development project Campbell Park in Milton Keynes by Crest Nicholson has used our services to document the complex construction of a 111-berth marina and the build of 383 new homes. Whilst for Lovell, multiple camera systems have captured the transformation of the Beacon Barracks site at MoD Stafford into housing for hundreds of returning army personnel. Our capture has also been used by developers in the Midlands constructing high quality affordable homes, such as Stonewater at Waterworks Lane in Leominster, Herefordshire housing veterans. We have provided time-lapse solutions for some of UK’s biggest contractors, such as Laing O’Rourke and VINCI Construction UK right across central England. The bespoke capabilities of our time-lapse systems enable us to install camera systems for all types of builds, in the most challenging environments, while delivering micro-managed industry-leading results.
Healthcare, hospital and medical centre construction is a priority in the Midlands and across the UK. We have captured the construction of numerous ‘live’ site builds including the Worcestershire Royal Hospital Radiotherapy Centre and the development of Neptune Health Park for Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. We also capture brand-new traditional build hospital and care centre developments, and we are working alongside North Staffordshire Care and Commissioning Group and City of Stoke-on-Trent Council to report progress at Longton South Primary Care Centre. Our camera systems have also been installed on ‘live’ demolition projects such as the clearance of the Derby Royal Infirmary Nurses Home. As our time-lapse capture has the enhanced benefit of site monitoring, construction can be remotely managed and monitored by contractors and project managers through a secure viewing portal. This also means that sensitive ‘live’ sites with staff and patients can be remotely micromanaged, ensuring that hospital and healthcare build projects run efficiently and safely.
Time-Lapse Systems has a strong background in covering education construction builds. Our company has long-standing relationships with numerous higher education providers in Central England, from Oxford University in the South Midlands to the University of Staffordshire in Stoke-on-Trent. Our camera systems have captured numerous developments at the University of Staffordshire, and they are photographing the development of the £40m Catalyst building, a flagship regional hub for apprenticeships and digital skills being constructed by VINCI Construction UK. At the University of Oxford, we have been entrusted to work with the prestigious University on numerous occasions, capturing the Northgate project at Jesus College for BAM, and the historic new library extension at The Queen’s College designed by Rick Mather Architects. Our latest project sees us providing footage of the rejuvenation of the College’s Annexe and the development of the Geoffrey Arthur Building at Pembroke College. We have also worked on numerous education builds in central England for schools and colleges. For their work at Solihull Sixth Form College, Modulek Ltd enlisted our rapid capture expertise to document the speedy construction of the modular build sixth form and science block.
Throughout the Midlands, we’ve captured builds, long capture time-lapse, and one-off special events for the sport and leisure industries.
We are recording the construction of Aston Villa FC’s training ground at Bodymoor Heath, North Warwickshire for O’Brien.
In Birmingham, our time-lapse and site monitoring services are reporting from the 2022 Commonwealth Village. As part of the Perry Barr regeneration scheme our camera systems have captured the demolition works making way for the athletes’ village for Arcadis.
We are also documenting other regeneration schemes, as the Leicester Tigers rugby club transforms the 1.7 acre former Granby Hall site into a large £22m hotel complex and multi-storey car park.
As part of the Smithfield master plan in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent — a joint venture between Genr8 and Stoke City Council, our time-lapse services have captured the build of the £20m, 140-bed Hilton Garden Inn.
At the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, we documented the installation and reassembly of the iconic Spitfire RW388. Time-Lapse Systems were privileged to capture as it was rehomed in the specially designed and erected £5.6 million museum extension funded by Stoke City Council.
Also located in the Midlands, Alton Towers is a client for whom we have produced time-lapse over many years, capturing the construction of many of the resort’s most recognisable attractions, such as Wickerman, The Smiler, Th13teen and Sharkbait Reef.
As part of our ongoing relationship with the theme park, we have also had the privilege to provide time-lapse capture for special events including a concert by P!nk.
Our work in the Midlands spans a wide range of projects, from HS2 in Birmingham, to the regeneration of Stoke-on-Trent, to capturing the fantasy land that is Alton Towers.
We are used to dealing with complex and challenging projects across central England and beyond, so we ensure that we operate to the highest standards of health and safety to give our clients peace of mind. We have membership to four SIPPS accreditation bodies and all our in-house engineers have IPAF, PASMA, CSCS.
We are used to working on highly sensitive projects such as HS2 and therefore we are used to following the highest security protocols. This means we are trusted with many government and high-security projects.
All our software and equipment are developed in-house, allowing us to have complete control.
Our in-house team of trusted specialists dedicated to software development, engineering, media production, and post-production means we provide bespoke solutions to each individual client. Each camera system is built to the detailed specifications of each client so we can capture and site monitor any size or complexity of a project.
With many repeat and long-standing clients across the Midlands, it is a testament to our experience, dedication and reputation for the highest quality work. As one of the world’s leading time-lapse specialists we are delighted to continue to work across the Midlands region on a variety of projects, so please get in touch to find out how we can help you.