Darlington Railway Heritage Quarter

Project Details

Three Sixty Group is proud to be part of one of The UK’s most prestige heritage projects. Darlington Railway Heritage Quarter is a major construction project planned to be completed in 2025, ready for the Stockton to Darlington Railway’s Bi-Centenary celebrations.

The Stockton and Darlington Railway is one of the oldest railway structures in The UK, and it played a significant role in the development of railways. It opened in 1825, and it was the first to introduce the concept of public railway as well as the use of steam locomotive.

Three Sixty Group was assigned to capture and deliver highly accurate geospatial data of the landscape, all the existing structures and underground services within the DRHQ zones.

Darlington Railway Heritage Quarter

Process and Challenges

A detailed survey specification was clearly defined at the start of the project.

A detailed execution plan was produced to coordinate a team of Site Surveyors and Technicians in order to successfully capture and process the geospatial data in the required quality and time scale.

The site work was executed on time thanks to the hard work of our surveyors in collaboration with Darlington Museum Facility Managers and the local authorities. There were some challenges on site such as some areas being in full operation while we carried out the surveys, but this caused no major delays thanks to the team and the highly versatile equipment’s used.

Data processing was part complete in Office, but the disruption of COVID19 pandemic altered the execution plan and a large part of the processing was completed remotely.

COVID19 pandemic caused some disruption in the later stages of the project. Though it was challenging, the team adapted well by implementing alternative ways to process data and keep communication strong between the team members and the client.

Delivered solutions included the following:

  • Existing heritage building models in LOD4
  • Landscape model in LOD3
  • Utility Survey
  • Topographic Survey
  • Orthophotography
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Innovation and Technology

BIM Advantage
DRHQ covered an extensive area consisting of four heritage buildings and the world’s oldest operating railway bridge. Using BIM as an integral part of the project was the ideal decision that will support the success and efficiency in the project’s design and construction phases. The BIM deliverables will also open doors for further innovations for facility managers and the end-users.

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