26 Jul St. Helen’s RC Primary School, Plaistow
This is the first of five visits to London’s east end to photograph the progress of construction of a new school at St. Helen’s in Plaistow (E13). It is a timber framed building and the progress on site will be rapid, which hopefully the following four visits to the site will show.
The foundations are piled which have already been installed and the pile caps (the concrete cube which sits on top) are visible in the above aerial 360 degree shot. All of the superstructure construction is pre fabricated off site in Bedfordshire and the first stage is the ground floor panels which currently being craned into position which span between the pile caps.
The building is two storey and the footprint is curved in plan. The old school is still being used and is the single storey green flat roof building shown in the aerial panoramic shot. The old building will be demolished when the new building is complete.
The 360 degree panoramic aerial shot was photographed from a 60 foot mast elevated on site. The mast is pnuematic and can be set up anywhere and raised in about ten minutes. On this occasion the mast was raised twice with two different camera/ head arrangements fitted on top. The first set up consisted of a high resolution camera and a pan and tilt head connected to a laptop at ground level to capture high level elevated or aerial photographs. An example of one of these is shown opposite. The second set up consisted of a panoramic camera with a motorised rotating head capable of producing the above interactive immersive vr tour.
Examples of some of the more conventional corporate branding shots are also included opposite.
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