Site-Eye are filming a new development project on London’s world renowned Oxford Street.
Following on from the successful time-lapse filming of the construction of Park House at the western end of the street, we now move to the eastern end and the Dukelease development.
Overlooking Soho Square the building will rise to 6 floors. The first two floors will comprise office and retail space, including a 35,000 sq ft flagship Zara store. The remaining floors will mix affordable and luxury residential units.
A Site-Eye camera has been capturing the site since November last year.
The Dukelease team recently described the progress of the regeneration project thusly: ”Dukelease’s £23M flagship development in Oxford Street is underway! With demolition and underpinning completed in May the site has since progressed with contractors Wates through full excavation and construction of sub-basement and core footings.”
Completion is due in February 2015 by which time our time-lapse system will have taken around 1 million images.
You can watch a time-lapse video of the progress so far at the site via this link: http://www.dukelease.com/development-gallery/4/oxford-street
SITE-EYE IN ROMANIA
These pictures were sent to the office this morning from our men on the ground in Eastern Romania.
Site-Eye have sent two employees to the port city of Constanta on the coast of the Black Sea. They are there for the second phase of a 4 month project installing a set of our specialised time-lapse cameras.
Always alert to an opportunity to take photos, these were snapped earlier today whilst they enjoyed a rare spot of down time.
SITE-EYE FINALISING KAIRA EDIT
This week two of the SGO staff were in the United Kingdom to sit in on part of the final edit of the KAIRA film. As we have mentioned before, we’re producing a film about KAIRA, its construction and its science. The main production team is from a company called Site-Eye. They specialise in construction site filming, time-lapse and other specialist filming work. They have been excellent and we’ve been really happy with the work they’ve done for us.
During our visit to their film-production offices we went through the KAIRA film and tweaked some sequences and cut/extended some scenes to get the balance just right. Site-Eye are now working on the sound engineering and sub-titles, and we hope to have it ready for public release very soon now.
A PRIVILEGED VIEW OF LONDON
Site-Eye, working in partnership with Loop TV, have produced this spectacular video of London’s skyline.
The two companies were granted access to a vantage point that has never before been accessed and have produced the first time-lapse video shot from this location.
The video shows 24 hours of the country’s capital from high above the sprawling streets. The video has captured a host of iconic landmarks including Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s, The Shard and the Guerkin.
The full length videos, which show a full 48 hour period from 3 unique points, are all also available to view on the Site-Eye Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/siteeye
Earlier last year Site-Eye began time-lapsing a 5 year building project taking place beside the Thames, near the Waterloo area of London.
The resulting building is to be known as ‘One Blackfriars’ and will join the growing list of architecturally impressive skyscrapers springing up across London’s skyline.
How the finished tower will look; the design tapers out in the middle, creating a distinctive aesthetic. The 50 storey tower will reach a height of around 170 metres (similar in height to the Guerkin) and provide spectacular views across the capital.
How the site currently looks; the completed structure will comprise a mix of retail space, a hotel and residential flats. A one bed apartment at One Blackfriars is currently on the market for just over £1 million.
Site-Eye currently have just the one camera on site with this due to increase to three once the construction work proper begins.
Our time-lapse services will provide the building’s owners with a complete visual record of the construction progress. This can be used to analyse the construction methods, as a marketing tool for them and the building or simply as a visual treat to be enjoyed.
SITE-EYE AT BVE LONDON
Site-Eye are exhibiting their services and showing off some of their latest work at this year’s BVE expo all this week.
The expo is open to all and is being staged in London’s Excel Center.
This will be the fifth year that Site-Eye have exhibited at one of the country’s most prestigious trade shows.
With over 100 companies displaying at the expo, Site-Eye are lining up alongside more familiar names such as Canon and Adobe.
Visitor numbers are expected to be well into the thousands; so lots of people to watch the best of our time-lapse work.
For more information about BVE and to register for your free entry pass visit the official website at: bvexpo.com
BROADGATE ICE RINK
Just added to YouTube; this latest piece of time-lapse footage from a recent Site-Eye project shows the construction of the Ice Rink at London’s Broadgate.
Following on from the release yesterday of our footage from the Royal Academy this is another example of the short-term time-lapse jobs undertaken by Site-Eye.
The time-lapse camera here was positioned at a nearby high vantage point and captured the construction works over a period of a few weeks.
The Ice Rink has been open since early November and will remain in use until the end of February.
SITE-EYE VIDEO FEATURED ON THE GUARDIAN
A time-lapse video filmed by Site-Eye is being featured in today’s edition of the Guardian.
The video, which you can watch above, was filmed over the course of two weeks at the start of January and shows the construction of a new art installation in London’s Royal Academy of Arts.
The video can be seen on the online edition of the paper alongside an article about the Academy’s new exibition ‘Sensing Spaces’ which opens this weekend and will run until April.
Link to the Guardian’s article: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jan/21/sensing-spaces-vaulting-ambition
Site-Eye undertake a range of short term time-lapse jobs such as this as well as their long-term projects which can run for years at a time.
On the 11th of December London spent the day shrouded in thick fog.
BBC weather forecasters said the morning’s fog in London was as much as 150m deep in places.
Site-Eye have collected a sample of the best images captured by their time-lapse cameras located across the city.
Daily Site-Eye have around 100 cameras snapping shots of the country’s capital.
The energy giant Shell have reached an important milestone in the construction of what will be the world’s largest ‘floating facility’. The 488 metre long hull has been floated out of the company’s dry dock and into the sea for the first time. And Site-Eye were on hand to film it.
Site-Eye sent their senior engineer, Tom Edwards, out to the Geoje complex to reposition the long-term time-lapse cameras for the next stages of construction and film the hull’s floatation. The resulting video has already amassed nearly 400,000 views on Shell’s Youtube page.
Site-Eye have spent the last year time-lapsing the construction of the Shell “Prelude” facility at the SHI yard, located in Geoje, South Korea. The project has been covered by four of Site-Eye’s unique time-lapse cameras positioned at various points across the construction site. This has allowed us to cover a far greater area than normal and to focus specifically on individual aspects of the construction process, these are then brought together when complete to form the vast hull you can see in the above video.
The floatation of the Prelude hull was the first time this massive structure has left the safe confines of the dry dock, it will now sit a short distance out to sea whilst further aspects of the ship are built and added over the coming months.
The Prelude facility, once complete, will have decks measuring the equivalent of four football pitches; cargo tanks weighing around six times as much as the largest aircraft carrier, total storage capacity equivalent to around 175 Olympic swimming pools, it will be moored to the seabed from a turret higher than the Arc de Triomphe and has been designed to withstand any weather conditions, including a ‘category 5’ cyclone.
The facility will sit above the ‘Prelude gas field’ located about 125 miles off Australia’s north-west coast where it will be able to tap into the natural gas supplies that are currently too hard to extract. The ship, which will weigh around 600,000 tonnes, cannot actually move itself and will be towed into place by other ships, once in position Shell plan to leave it there for the next 25 years.