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Wednesday 8 April 2020: White House secures contract for next phase of Edinburgh Trams


White House has been awarded the contract for ground, aerial and time lapse photography on the Trams to Newhaven Project. The project will see 4.69km of track added in both directions connecting York Place to Leith Walk and finishing at Newhaven creating eight new stops. 


The £200m package is being carried out by a joint venture between Sacyr, Farrans and Neopul. Preparatory work has been ongoing since December 2019 and is due to be completed by the summer 2022. 

White House has an established working relationship with Edinburgh Trams as it had carried out the original aerial and ground photography for the route from Edinburgh Airport to York Place which was completed in May 2014. 


For nearly five years now, I have had my Permissions for Commercial Operations and have now flown over 300 hours and 1200 sorties. This means that we are able to undertake commercial drone operations with suitable risk assessments and public liability which can only be undertaken by Civil Aviation Authority approved drone operators.


This latest drone technology allows White House to operate complex routings and extended lines of sight for a range of activities such as demolition, pipeline surveys, progress reports and property particulars.


We also have the ability to fly internally, which allows us to create virtual tours of buildings, both internally and externally.


With new regulations coming into force in July 2020, operators will have the increased possibility for close proximity flying of ultra-lightweight drones. We are also exploring the possibilities for 3D mapping and thermal imaging as a valuable service to our clients. 


Thursday 19 March 2020: White House develops their offering with virtual tours, 3D mapping and thermal imaging

Friday 6 March 2020: White House awarded drone progress photography in Skye and Aviemore

White House has been awarded the contract to carry out drone progress photography at two new community hospitals and health centres at Aviemore and Broadford, Skye.


The new facilities at each centre will have in-patient beds, minor injury treatment rooms as well dental and paramedic services.


White House will be working directly with Balfour Beatty, the principal contractor on the £37m project which started in October 2019 is expected to be completed by spring 2021. 


The image shown is of the facility at Aviemore.

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