It’s the first time I’ve had to take a ferry to site! First built under Henry VIII, Hurst Castle has been greatly modified and developed over the centuries, and was a significant defensive centre during WWII. Our task is to produce architectural drawings of WWII defence features on the site.

So far, two gloriously sunny (but very cold) days of survey work using a Faro laser scanner and Leica total station have allowed us to fully record the interiors and exteriors of two gun batteries and the watch tower in between. This is to better understand their structures to aid in conservation and maintenance.

Standing on the top of the fort’s roof, you get amazing views of the Isle of Wight and surrounding area – but it’s a good job I was securely harnessed by the great team from Vertical Technologies!

Just a little more photography for me to do tomorrow, our last day at this amazing site (for now!).

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