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Wood Wharf
       
     
Westferry Road Construction
       
     
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Measham Brick Factory
       
     
Newfoundland Tower
       
     
Custom Brick Manufacturing
       
     
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Architectural Photography: Construction
       
     
Architectural Photography: Construction

Photography of construction projects and the documenting of various aspects of the UK construction industry.

Working with a number of clients in the construction industry I am often commissioned to photograph the intermidiate stages in a structures development, revaling the construction processess, materials and craftsmanship involved. This has included producing images for clients documenting the factory processes that go into manufacturing the materials supplied for construction. Construction photography of this kind has seen me work on anything from large-scale infrastructure projects to bespoke small-scale manufacturing processes.

Taking a keen interest in architecture and the built environment I often photograph many of the developments i come across in my daily travels. Here, in addition to my commissioned works, you can find a slection of photographs which document the changing architectural landscape of London as it entered it's construction boom in the first decades of the new millenium.

If you wish to hire a professional construction photographer (CSCS approved) to document a project you or your company have worked on please visit the contact page.

 

Manhattan Loft Gardens
       
     
Manhattan Loft Gardens

Photograph documenting the construction of the Manhattan Loft Gardens tower in Stratford, London.

Manhattan Loft Gardens is a multi-purpose 42 storey tower located near to Stratford International Station and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. When complete the building will contain a 150 room hotel at the lower levels with 34 stories of residential apartments situated above. The tower was designed by SOM Architects (Skidmore Owings Merrill).

Standing at 143 meters in hight the building is noitable for its unique cantilevered design which will provide open, green spaces, at intervals, accessible to the towers residents.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Wood Wharf
       
     
Wood Wharf

Photograph of construction progress at the Wood Wharf development.

Creating a perfect symmetry with it's reflection in the surrounding Docklands water, Wood Wharf is a major new residential and commercial development on reclaimed land in the district of Canary Wharf.

The development, led by the Canary Wharf Group, includes a number of towers of varying hight, designed by a diverse selection of architectural practices, which include contributions from Stanton Williams, KPF, Allies and Morrison and the Pritzker Prize winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. The development, photographed here at its early stages, will be completed in a number of phases with building work proceeding into the beginning of the next decade.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Westferry Road Construction
       
     
Westferry Road Construction

Photography of the complex utility works at Westferry Road, Canary Wharf.

With the impending arrival of three new skyscrapers along Westferry Road in Canary Wharf an enormous effort was required by construction workers to reconfigure the utilities supplying the new buildings as well as alterations to the surrounding infrastructure. 
 
This photograph captures the works at night showing the complexity of the undertaking. With the enabling works now complete the three towers are beginning their ascent, dramatically transforming this area of the Docklands. 
 
Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

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Measham Brick Factory

Photography from Forterra's Measham brick factory tour.

Forttera are one of the largest suppliers of building materials to the UK construction industry. I was invited to document a factory tour arranged for the companies leading executives at their Measham factory. This photograph captures the visitors inspecting the conveyor belt along which raw materials are transported for the manufacturing of their bricks.

Client: Forterra

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

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Newfoundland Tower

Photography of the basement construction works and heavy machinery at the Newfoundland Tower site in Canary Wharf.

One of an increasing number of new residential skyscrapers rising in Canary Wharf, Newfoundland is a 60-storey tower with a unique cross-braced, steel exoskeleton encasing its slender form. Before the tower began its ascent complex and protracted enabeling works were undertaken to ensure its stability within the narrow site.

This photograph captures the difficulty of working on a site with such a small footprint, where piling machinery and diggers take up most of the avaliable space. These large tools are contrasted with the site workers giving a scense of scale to the opperation.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Custom Brick Manufacturing
       
     
Custom Brick Manufacturing

Photography of the manufacturing processes used to create custom made bricks at Forterra's Cradley factory.

Building materials supplier and manufacturer, Forterra, commisioned me to document the manufacture of bespoke bricks at their specialist plant in Cradley. The brief was to present the proceess in a series of photographs that reveal the various stages, hard work and craftmanship that goes into producing each brick.

Client: Forterra

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

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