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Time-lapse still from the Riverlight construction development at Nine Elms.

News Over half a decade of time-lapse capture from Riverlight at Nine Elms

10 April 2017 Daniel Curtis

SIX years of faultless capture are now complete for St James, from their latest Nine Elms development.

Riverlight marks one of the first completed phases of the major regeneration project in the heart of the capital.

The project began in May 2011 and came to an end in early 2017, with our camera system operating continuously throughout the duration and capturing around 100,000 still images in total.

To create the final time-lapse video, which has now been delivered to our client, we utilised multiple camera positions to capture a complete account of the development.

Key stages included the demolition of warehouses, followed by the construction of the five new residential towers. The finished five-acre site will host residential units, a hotel, restaurants and other retail spaces.

As part of our continued commitment to providing the best results for every client, in this instance each move ensured that every phase was captured in the best possible way.

This even involved moving the camera system to the other side of the River Thames, achieving the best angle from which to document the final stages of the development.

Considering external environments such as these are susceptible to precarious weather conditions, our robust waterproof and environment-controlled camera housing ensured uninterrupted coverage from every position.

The finished St James Riverlight development at Nine Elms

The finished Riverlight development at Nine Elms

As part of the service we also produced a 360° aerial tour of the area, which visualises the Nine Elms regeneration in its entirety, with Riverlight at the forefront. Other Berkeley projects are also visible from this perspective, including the 101 Prince of Wales Drive development.

We also provided ongoing improvements free of charge to our client, including upgraded equipment and the new iRis 3.0 viewing platform.

Headed by St James, Riverlight is just one project of many that the Berkeley Group are undertaking in London, with all five of their brands having benefitted from our bespoke time-lapse services. 190 Strand and Abell & Cleland are just two of the other developments from which we have produced time-lapse for Berkeley.

Our work for the property developer is still ongoing, including capturing residential builds along Albert Embankment and further afield in the capital.

We are also continuing to capture other large-scale developments – destined for a wide variety of uses – for other prestigious clients across London, where we currently have over 60 time-lapse camera systems in situ.

Nine Elms 360° aerial tour:

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