About This Project
9 Millbank is a prestigious Grade II listed building situated in the City of Westminster. It was constructed in 1929 and designed by Sir Frank Baines in the neoclassical style as Imperial Chemical House, headquarters for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). ICI moved out in the 1990s and today the building is divided in two to create Norwest House at 9 Millbank and Nobel House at 17 Smith Square.
9 Millbank stands tall on the banks of the Thames, distinctive due to its size and unique facades with the upper floors of the building supported by columns, comprising the architrave, frieze, and cornice and with a peacock sculpture and carvings of the most prominent chemists at the time of construction. The structure itself has five storeys, with a four-storey attic and pitched leaded roof, constructed on a steel frame, with the ground floor façades faced in grey granite.
3D BIM model and panoramic tour
Scott Brownrigg, an award-winning architectural design practice was tasked with re-designing the building, transforming it from offices into residential flats. The designs encompassed internal alterations, refurbishment, restoration works, as well as partial demolition of the rear wing of the building, an eight storey extension, incorporating a ground floor retail unit and two internal courtyards. Scott Brownrigg already had laser scan data of the redevelopment, but they needed a company to take the data and produce an accurate 3D BIM model and 3D panoramic tour.
Murphy Surveys were chosen to produce a 3D BIM model of the entire building and site in Autodesk REVIT. The team were also tasked with producing a 3D panoramic virtual tour, to ensure the point cloud data provided by the alternative supplier matched existing conditions and provide the developers with an accurate tour of the new site.
Murphy Surveys were chosen based on their extensive experience in BIM modelling and their large inhouse team, capable of meeting the fast turnaround time of the project. The model included all exposed and visible structural, architectural and MEP features, walls, columns, floors and ceilings, window and door openings, steps and architectural and period features and ground, pavement and kerb surfaces and external drainage, downpipes and lights.
“DDU as part of the Scott Brownrigg company were commissioned by St Edward Homes Limited to deliver the detailed design of 9 Millbank and Ergon House. 9 Millbank, a Grade II listed building was originally the HQ of ICI built in 1929 and most recently leased for commercial purposes.”
“Our brief was to optimise the planning scheme to add value and progress the design to the next work stages. As part of this, we required a highly detailed 3D model both externally and within internal areas of high interest to the heritage consultant. We had acclaimed laser scans of the internal elements of the property and required a detailed working model that could be used to aid our design development. Murphy surveys offered a quick, quality and professional service that helped expedite the design process throughout the programme. Thank you to the team.”
Tom Resch, Architect, Scott Brownrigg
View the 3D virtual tour below:
Scott Brownrigg - an award-winning international design practice providing architecture, master planning, urban design, interior design and town planning services.
3D BIM model from existing laser scan data