417 Wick Lane, Bow Case Study

417 Wick Lane is a mixed-use development consisting of 75 live work apartments and 9,500 sq. ft. of office space constructed in 2005 on the banks of the river Lea and overlooking the Olympic development zone.

Our client was appointed to undertake the replacement of the building's non-fire-rated cladding systems and insulation, including communal walkways and private balconies.


  • Laser Scanner RTC360
  • Laser Scanner P40
  • Leica Total Station TS16
  • Leica GNSS Receiver GS14


  • Site Time: 1 day
  • CAD Time: 8 days

What we did

ASES were in charge of carrying out a survey to provide with detailed 2D external elevations of all the façades along with the floor plans up to level 08. The positions of doors, windows, balconies, floor slabs, stairs balustrades and wall mounted services were critical for the purpose of this project.

Data was captured with a combination of Leica RTC360 and P40 laser scanners while the total station TS16 was used to coordinate scan targets and provide accurate survey control.
The information was imported into Leica Cyclone software to be registered using common planes and points from adjacent scans.

As a result, a highly accurate 3D point cloud in Autodesk Recap format (.rcp) was created and imported into AutoCAD to extract all the 2D information requested.

A total of 31 elevations were provided to the client’s architects allowing them to base their re-cladding project on solid data.


The main challenge for the site team was dealing with the members of the public as the building was live and inhabited at the time of the survey. Using the RTC360 scanner reduced setup times, critical in pedestrian areas.

The CAD team had to ensure that all existing services were identified and plotted, the high definition scans and point cloud real-view assisted in the process.