Morgan Sindall transforms Phoenix Enterprise Park

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Braving the high winds to shoot Construction Photography may not be every photographer’s idea of a fun day at work. Personally, I think it’s an opportunity not to be missed. Once again, we joined Morgan Sindall, the construction and infrastructure company, to mark a key point in the first phase of its construction of the new Phoenix Enterprise Park on the South Lowestoft Industrial Estate. The project team working on the £6.5 million scheme for Suffolk County Council, celebrated completing the super-structure of each unit by holding a topping out ceremony. The Event was attended by Councillor Jane Storey, Councillor Stephen Ardley, Julian Munson from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, and design professionals, Concertus.

The site was destroyed by a fire in 2010 and the project team is now transforming part of the former Wessex Foods site into 16 small units which will be used for business, general industrial, or storage and distribution with external car parking and landscaping.

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Norwich Industrial Photography

 

Documenting Construction Photography on a working site requires considerable levels of planning. We shoot all types of Construction Photography projects, both large and small, UK wide. We have a sound knowledge of photographing the construction industry from Ground Breaking ceremonies, Construction of industrial and commercial premises and numerous Construction based PR Photography Projects. We have shot regular progress photography on projects throughout the UK providing creative and technical images. Our work supports usage across all printed and digital media platforms. We shoot imagery to fit a wide range of marketing, tender, PR and portfolio building documents. We also hold a license for Commercial Drone Operation, which means that aerial Construction Photography can also be obtained along with commercial ground based video production.

Phoenix Enterprise Park is an exciting joint development between Suffolk County Council and New Anglia LEP, supported by Waveney District Council, to develop business units within the well-established South Lowestoft Industrial Estate. The first phase will provide a range of small and medium units (up to 320 square metres) and is a key project, bringing jobs and regeneration to the town.

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Norwich Industrial Photography

Norwich Industrial Photography

Norwich Industrial Photography

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The Hadenham Road site is included in New Anglia LEP’s Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone and is owned by the county council. All businesses moving onto the Enterprise Zone site prior to 1st April 2018 will potentially benefit from a business rate discount of up to £275k over a 5 year period (maximum of £55k per year).

Saul Humphrey, Morgan Sindall’s managing director for the East, said: “It’s a great pleasure to be celebrating the good progress our team is making in bringing this site back to life. We’re pleased to be playing a role in transforming this land which was destroyed by fire into a location with a positive economic and social impact and offer a useful service to the local business community.”

Suffolk County Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Jane Storey said: I would like to praise the work undertaken by everyone involved in this project that has helped us get to this significant point. I would particularly like to thank the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership for their continued support and financial contribution through Growth Deal funding to help us lock the potential for future business development in this location. I look forward to seeing the completed business units on site in the spring and welcoming the first new tenants as they begin their exciting future and help us to kickstart the south Lowestoft Enterprise Zone.

Andrew Rowe, Managing Director at Concertus Design & Property Consultants said: “I am delighted to be celebrating this milestone at Phoenix Enterprise Park, the team’s collaborative working goes hand in hand with the project’s success. A big thank you to everyone for their hard work so far.”

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Norwich Construction Photography from Lee Blanchflower Limited

Norwich Construction Photography from Lee Blanchflower Limited

 

Julian Munson, Head of Innovation and Enterprise Zones at New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The redevelopment of this site is testament to the confidence that exists in Lowestoft right now. Our Enterprise Zone sites continue to be a catalyst for economic growth and job creation and we’re confident Phoenix Enterprise Park will only add to that. When completed the Park will offer high quality facilities and a real opportunity for new and expanding businesses.”

Morgan Sindall was appointed to the scheme via the £500 million Suffolk County Council construction framework, which is a vehicle for the procurement of public sector building works and governs the procurement of a full spectrum of new build and refurbishment schemes in education, health and community across Suffolk.

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Construction Photography Norwich

 

Construction Photography and Video Production simply doesn’t have to be shot from the ground. We are fully licensed with a ‘Permission For Commercial Drone Operation’ from the Civil Aviation Authority. In plain terms, it means that we’ve passed the necessary exams to qualify for a ‘Permission for Commercial Operation’ and we legally fly Drones in the UK for commercial purposes. We have an experienced Flight Team that offer fabulous Drone Footage, Aerial Still Photography and 3D Mapping to name just a few of our services. We would love to talk with you today about using Drones to help raise your business profile.

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We recently undertook our latest Construction Photography assignment with Morgan Sindall Construction on an exciting new project in Essex. We documented a ground-breaking ceremony that heralded the start of the building of a brand new primary school for Stansted Mountfitchet village.  Shooting  construction photography on a busy industrial building site meant that we could not consider the use of outdoor external flash units, so naturally lit images with a minimum of fill-in on camera flash were used to create a realistic feel to the images as the use of artificial lighting can often be very noticeable. We also took into consideration that time was of the essence shooting across three separate locations to a very specific time scale.

Parents, pupils, staff and dignitaries gathered at the site of the new Magna Carta Primary Academy to celebrate the start of construction where work is now under way on a purpose-built school building which is due to open in September 2018, initially as an infant school with three year groups. Fran Richards, Stansted Parish Council vice chairman, and Councillor John Aldridge and Councillor Ray Gooding from Essex County Council were on hand to break the first ground for the new school.

After an official ceremony in the existing infant school, Pupils in Reception and Year 1 – the only children who attend the school so far – took the opportunity to visit the site and see how the building work was developing. Children were able to view the diggers in action and watch the crane lifting materials to make the frame of the school.

Work is now well under way on a purpose-built school building which is due to open in September 2018, initially as an infant school with three year groups.

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We want to be completely clear about how we work, so hopefully we can reassure you about the smaller details that make up our Construction Photography rates. We love to work across the whole of the UK, but ethically, we don’t think it’s fair that you should pay considerably more for our services because you happen to run your business in a different area to Norwich. That’s why our assignment rates are standard across the board, whether we work in London, Manchester or anywhere else in the UK. To keep things simple and totally transparentthis is how we structure our assignment rates;

Travel – If your assignment falls outside of a 50 mile distance, we would invoice expenses for the entire journey to and from our assignment. This would be charged at 50p per mile, so if we’re working in London and the total journey is 200 miles, we’d add £100 to the invoice. This literally covers our fuel costs and a minimal element towards the 4-5 hours of travel time. What we wouldn’t do, is double the assignment price just because it’s an area of the country where people would generally expect to pay inflated costs for services. That just doesn’t sit right with our ethics. We offer competitive rates and in return, you’ll receive a great days Construction Photography and a professional service from our team.  The only additional expenses or “Extras” would be for car parking, tolls or overnight expenses in the event of shooting over multiple days.

Image Editing – All of our Construction Photography packages have editing built in as standard. As great as we are at photography, we’d never dream of sending out images straight from camera without some form of post production work. The amount of editing we’ve added to our package pricing is based on our experience of how long it would ‘normally take’ to edit generic images. There will always be exceptions to those rules. Let’s say we were shooting competition hairdressing imagery or high fashion magazine material that required specialist retouching, then the editing process is likely to take quite a lot longer. If this is the case, we would advise you well before we commence the shoot with a realistic expectation of the additional costs. More importantly, we would identify why we think the specialist editing would be a good idea. You’ll always receive a quote for extra editing in writing and we wouldn’t add this on just to make some extra money. That’s not how we work at Lee Blanchflower Limited. For further information about how we can help your business with great construction photograph or PR Photography, please contact one of our Team on Mob: 07871 364041 or email studio@blanc-creative.com