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Canal Way, Kensal Rise - gasholder observed from UAV
Canal Way, Kensal Rise - gasholder observed from UAV

What's the Story?

As a survey company with more than 50 years’ experience, we have worked closely with developers, engineers, architects and project managers on a number of challenging sites where gasholders and industrial infrastructure are present, including both King's Cross and Kensal Rise.

Disused gasworks sites provide various challenges from an inspection and survey standpoint - many structures are listed and require detailed surveying for heritage requirements.

With the unique, complex geometry of the gas holders and surrounding structures, traditional surveying is unable to capture much of the information a developer requires to accurately assess and develop design proposals.

> Article: Reflecting on the King's Cross Gasholders restoration

BIM Revit Model of Canal Way, Kensal Rise
BIM Revit Model of Canal Way, Kensal Rise

What we can offer

Plowman Craven has successfully provided accurate 3D data to numerous high-profile gasworks sites in recent years, helping planning and design teams to successfully progress these schemes.

Utilising a combination of bespoke technologies developed in-house, informed and accurate 3D information of all geometry can be provided, de-risking what would otherwise be a slow process. Key services include:

A Bird's Eye View

Our unique Vogel R3D survey system is able to reach even the most inaccessible areas, capturing data to a verified sub-5mm accuracy as well as high-resolution imagery. As one of the few companies to have Operational Safety Case (OSC) approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), we are authorised to fly in even the most congested areas of Central London, making it perfect for large scale urban regeneration projects.

The iconic 'triplets' gasholders at King's Cross

As primary survey contractor at King's Cross since 2002, we measured and modelled the iconic Victorian gasholders, originally for heritage purposes. Constructed in the 1860s, gasholders 8, 10, 11 and 12 have now been dismantled, restored and moved to the north side of Regents Canal where they now form a striking residential development.

Property Kings Cross Gasholder Montage
Property Kings Cross Gasholder Area Plan
Uav Canal Way Gasholder Waterway
Gasworks Sites

Let’s discuss your requirements

Let’s discuss your requirements and see how our expertise will deliver trusted results throughout the project lifecycle.

Plowman Craven has more than 50 years’ experience, we provide integrated measurement and consultancy services.