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Case Study: Blackpool Winter Gardens

Blackpool Winter Gardens
Heritage metric survey of Blackpool Winter Gardens

Project Name: Blackpool Winter Gardens

Historic England Listing

Client: Jubb Clews Chartered Surveyors

Project Background
The Winter Gardens is a large entertainment complex in Blackpool, which includes a theatre, ballroom and conference facilities.

Project Overview
At the Grade II* listed Blackpool Winter Gardens in 2015, Heritage Lottery Fund (now known as National Lottery Heritage Fund) co-funded the survey with the Princes Regeneration Trust and Historic England.  Further follow-on works included re-roofing the Spanish Hall developing the 2015 point cloud and webshare data to include the previously inaccessible voids in 2017-8.  The further fees were contained within the project which was grant-aided by Historic England from the Heritage at Risk grant scheme.  Work is in hand this year (2020) from the same model for the Empress Buildings and this is grant aided by the HAZ (Heritage Action Zone) fund from Historic England.


AutoCAD drawing

Project Deliverables

  • A full set of 2D AutoCAD drawings were issued consisting of approximately 60,000 sq. m of highly detailed floor plans, reflected ceiling plans and 2 kilometres of elevations and sections
  • Pointcloud Data
  • Orthoimages
AutoCAD drawing

Survey Methods Employed

  • Laser Scanning
  • GPS survey control

Client Feedback

“The metric survey was essential to some of the important processes in the condition survey, such as void detection, room numbering and measurement for costing.  After the project was completed, the point cloud proved helpful for the client in building a BIM compatible model. Steve Bury helped us deliver heritage skills training to Blackpool Council which both fulfilled the conditions of the grant and helped increase the client’s confidence to use metric data. Steve’s team worked with us creatively to employ new techniques and they really understand the project brief.”

Lynda Jubb – Director, Jubb Clews Ltd
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