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Last Updated on 25th April 2022

Popular Nottingham bar as you’ve never seen it before

A historic chapel, recognised today as popular bar, Pitcher & Piano, in Nottingham’s bustling High Pavement, has been digitally scanned by Ruddington-based tech firm, GeoSLAM.

Built in 1876, and formerly used as a place of worship for Unitarians until 1982, the Church has seen much activity in its lifetime.

Its striking gothic steeple, built by Bristol-based architect, Stuart Colman, towers over the city of Nottingham at 44.5m high and its beautifully restored stained glass window provides the perfect backdrop to any skyline pictures.

While the city has changed – almost beyond recognition – during that time, the venue itself has seen its purpose change from a religious symbol for over a century, to a museum dedicated to Nottingham’s lace-making history in 1982 only to be changed some years later into the public house we know today.

In 2021, the Grade II listed structure was chosen by GeoSLAM as a site of historic interest to map and readers are now being given the unique opportunity to see this building in a new light.

Kathryn Kavanagh, Application Engineer at GeoSLAM used the ZEB Horizon handheld scanner and its walk-and-scan method of data collection to map the entire building in just 22-minutes, capturing 106.2million points across the 580m2 site.

The device’s capabilities allowed GeoSLAM’s team of experts to create a digital replica of the Pitcher & Piano building in quick time, accurately mapping the enormous structure and all its architectural details.

The digital replica, processed using GeoSLAM’s protected software, Connect, demonstrated the extreme level of detail the device is capable of capturing.

GeoSLAM 3D Point Cloud animation of Pitcher and Piano, Nottingham

From mapping its famous stained glass windows, tall columns and curved ceiling, to its blend of retained gothic features and contemporary additions, this is the Pitcher & Piano like you’ve never seen it before.


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