Birkenhead Dock Extension

Construction Time Lapse

Sky Revolutions was contacted by building and civil engineering contractor Farrans Construction who were seeking a construction time lapse and aerial film for the Birkenhead Dock Extension project. Work on the £17m modernisation of the Twelve Quays terminal in Birkenhead expands capacity for next generation RoRo Ferries. Twelve Quays replaced Liverpool as the city region’s main terminal for passenger and freight services to Dublin and Belfast in the early 2000s.

Farrans cited the quality of Sky Revolutions’ films and aerial imagery as a deciding factor in their decision to appoint this prestigious construction project work to us. The finishing time lapse films will be used in Farrans own marketing throughout 2020 and beyond.

Sky Revolutions supplied high-spec time lapse cameras to capture construction progress footage. We also visited to undertake drone filming for the aerial film once a month throughout the duration of the project.

The time lapse camera was fixed to a gantry for four months throughout the winter. The gantry hovered over the Mersey river. This particular location on the West coast of England receives challenging weather for a large part of the year so it was important that we used the right high quality construction time lapse cameras capable of dealing with whatever the weather threw at us.

The resulting films, both the time lapse film and the aerial film, speak for themselves. The night time shooting adds additional drama as the dock lights reflect on the Mersey providing viewer interest.

David Huck, managing director for group ports at Peel Ports, said: “The past two years have seen heavy investment in the infrastructure at Twelve Quays to offer enhanced berthing facilities for larger, more modern vessels, helping reduce turnaround times and open up opportunities to grow the region’s import and export offering by expanding capacity by 20%.”

To find out more about how Sky Revolutions can help you with your construction time lapse project, get in touch.

Project Stats

Job TypeTime lapse film & aerial imaging
ClientFarrans Construction
LocationBirkenhead Dock Extension
BriefSky Revolutions was contacted by Farrans Construction who were seeking a construction time lapse and aerial film.