LandScope were tasked with creating a detailed 3D model of the iconic Colwick Holme Sluice on the River Trent. Built in the 1950’s, there were only minimal existing records of the flood defence structure. Our client wanted as much detail as possible of its construction and level of deterioration in order to build the country’s largest fish pass, enabling bidirectional travel along the river for migratory species such as Salmon, Lamprey, Eels and other coarse fish, as they try to reach spawning habitat upstream into the Midlands.
These stunning homogenous 3D Point Cloud images were captured via a complex works program, comprising sonar scanning deployed from both vessels on the water and from the structure itself. To aid the vertical referencing of the BlueView scans, the data was supplemented with bankside laser scanning.
The Holme Sluices fish pass is the first major project that will help towards the delivery of the Trent Gateway Vision. LandScope were delighted to be a small cog in the collaborative machine facilitating the delivery of such an ambitious and innovative program to restore the River Trent and reconnect communities and wildlife within it.