West Kirby Sailing Club

3D design for aerial mapping


Wirral Council were looking to redevelop the sailing centre at West Kirby Marina.

Part of the project included an extension to the existing sailing centre consisting of a café and waters sports venue.

LDT were engaged to provide high resolution imagery of the existing building to assist with the planning application. The wharf area was flown using our custom-built mapping drone.

Using the latest photogrammetry software by Pix4D a 3D model of the building and surrounding area was produced.

By utilising survey grade GNSS (GPS) we were able to accurately establish the dimensions of the existing building which allowed us to take the 3D concept model produced by the Councils architects and insert it into the virtual model.

This enabled us to produce a 3D flythrough of the proposed development, which was used for public engagement and planning.