We recently lent a laser scanner to nmcn to perform a laser scan of a derelict WWII terminal building at Barton Airfield, Manchester on behalf of local charity, Veterans' Garage.
Alex of nmcn, who contacted us about the use of our equipment, has worked with the charity in the past, as has his family, so it was something he already had a close connection with.
The scan is one of the first stages of the renovation and repurposing of the building into a facility for the charity, which would include a restaurant, meeting rooms and a restoration centre for classic cars and motorcyles. Most importantly, this disused building would become a place for returning veterans to get mental support to get back into everyday life. A safe space.
In support of this charity and nmcn, we were happy to comply with the request.
On the 19th August, the scan of the entire building was completed by nmcn. It took about 4 hours including set up, placing spheres, checking the site beforehand, and so on. The company used the FARO S70 Laser Scanner to complete this job. They said ‘[we were] really happy with it. The scanning time selections from resolution and quality is great.’
The result? Point clouds with vast amounts of accurate spatial data, to be used for visualisation, modelling and planning in 3D:
Previously known as North Midland Construction PLC, this business delivers built environment and national infrastructure projects across the UK. Their engineering and construction teams are involved with multiple projects, from building and highways, to telecoms, large-scale water networks and treatment plants.
About Veterans' Garage
The Veterans' Garage was created by a group of Ex-Service family members to create a unique, modern and forward-thinking social hub available to access seven days a week with the added back up and welfare support.
The concept will see the birth of a community automotive club that will encapsulate the excitement of all things to do with cars, motorcycles and aviation.
Supporting North West Veterans suffering from recent combat stress, the garage will also work to alleviate some of the loneliness and isolation of the older generation. The idea is to promote social inclusion in all ages in a fun environment.
Currently, Veterans' Garage has a lounge area where you can have food and drink, and they arrange car and motorbike meets weekly.