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The Great Pagoda, Kew Gardens

Glanville is proud to have been involved with the restoration of Kew Pagoda that officially reopened on 13 July 2018. 

During the five year project, undertaken for Historic Royal Palaces, our Geomatics team undertook fully detailed measured surveys of the historic folly and produced detailed drawings for the external and internal structure. 

Furthermore, the team provided all the close range digital 3D scanning and mesh modelling of the ornate dragons during their restorative journey from original examples, to modelled maquettes and ultimately to the final carvings and 3D printed models.

The pagoda was initially completed in 1762. It is almost 50m high, has 253 steps and is now adorned by 80 dragons, of which 72 are 3D printed.