Case Study

The West Front – Lincoln Cathedral

Buttress Architects commissioned us to undertake a detailed survey of the West Front of this world famous cathedral before the scaffolding went up and work commenced on the repair and conservation of this early part of the structure. As part of this work we were asked to produce orthophotographic elevations. These were compiled after taking 1000s of high resolution images from the ground and using a camera mast and highly detailed laser scanning.

The laser scanning internally and externally was also utilised during the scaffolding design so the temporary structure could thread its way through the stonework providing bracing.

We returned once the scaffolding was up to produce close range high accuracy 3D mesh colour rendered models of the Romanesque Frieze panels. These have been covered for many years. The 3D models have been reproduced at 1:1 scan by CNC to aid copies to be carved and for the conservation and cleaning of the originals.