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3D flythrough video shows Craggs Mill as you’ve never seen it before

Posted on - 16th October, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Photos, Preston News, Redevelopment, University
A close up of inside Craggs Mill Pic: The CAD Room Ltd
The 3D laser scans captured inside Craggs Mill Pic: The CAD Room Ltd

New 3D laser scans are showing Craggs Mill as never before.

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The Grade II listed building off Moor Lane is being redeveloped by local entrepreneur Richard Porter.

3D images and a flythrough video have been created by Craig Greaves from The CAD Room Ltd.

Craig said: “The images are screenshots taken of the Pointcloud data collected using a Leica P40 scanstation.

“The Laser Scanner uses lasers to measure millions of data points in just minutes. These data points are used to create an accurate, three-dimensional model of everything that the beam reflects off.

“HDR imagery can then be taken by the scanner and the colour from these images at each location can be applied to the corresponding data point.”

Craggs Mill exterior Pic: The CAD Room Ltd
Craggs Mill exterior Pic: The CAD Room Ltd
Craggs Mill cross-section Pic: The CAD Room Ltd
Craggs Mill cross-section Pic: The CAD Room Ltd
Craggs Mill ground floor Pic: The CAD Room Ltd
Craggs Mill ground floor Pic: The CAD Room Ltd
Craggs Mill first floor Pic: The CAD Room Ltd
Craggs Mill first floor Pic: The CAD Room Ltd
Craggs Mill second floor Pic: The CAD Room Ltd
Craggs Mill second floor Pic: The CAD Room Ltd
Craggs Mill third floor Pic: The CAD Room Ltd
Craggs Mill third floor Pic: The CAD Room Ltd

In August, Richard asked the local community for ideas of how Craggs Mill could be brought back into use.

As a result, the building is set to be transformed into a multi-level community hub.

Craggs mill. Pic: Tony Worrall
Craggs Mill in real life Pic: Tony Worrall

One of the community groups expected to join is Preston Here for Humanity.

Richard said: “Plans are pushing ahead to make the garage suitable for use for the CIC Preston Here for Humanity, and we should have some more news soon on acceptance.”

Read more: Preston community group and local eateries restart free hot meals for the vulnerable

Local photographers Mark McLoughlin Photography and RJ Imagery also recently visited Craggs Mill to document the development. Their photos can be viewed on Pixieset.




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