Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital

Category: Architecture & Design , Health & Education
Tags: 3D Laser Scanning Topographical Survey Utility Mapping

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK providing specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery and respiratory medicine, including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging.  The hospital serves a catchment area of 2.8 million people spread over Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

We have been undertaking survey work at the hospital for a number of years, appointed either by the NHS Foundation Trust’s Estates Department or by Day Architectural Ltd, as part of ongoing development work at the hospital.  Our most recent work on the site has included a topographical road survey, 3D laser scanning and utility mapping.

We were required to carry out a topographical survey of the main hospital roads within the grounds, as part of proposed access improvements.  A complete set of 2D CAD drawings were provided for planning and design purposes.

Using our Leica ScanStation P20, we also carried out an internal laser scan survey in the roof space which due to limited access and headroom meant 3D laser scanning was perfectly suited to the task.  From the captured survey data, we provided Day Architectural with detailed 2D CAD drawings.

At the same time were also required to locate underground utilities to prevent hitting buried services during proposed construction work.  For locating and mapping of all utilities we used electromagnetic and ground penetrating radar techniques.  The survey data was presented to the client as 2D CAD drawings, accurately positioning the location of utilities such a gas pipes, electrical cables, conduit and water pipes.

Read more about all the services involved in this project : Topographical Survey, 3D Laser Scanning, Utility Mapping,

Project Details

  • Client: Day Architectural Ltd

  • Location: Broadgreen, Liverpool

  • Service: 3D Laser Scanning & Utility Mapping