Other companies involved

Move Solutions Devices


Academy Geomatics Ltd used Move Solutions sensors to monitor the Carliol House while the rear of the building was getting knocked down and a new building was getting built into the facade. 

Last summer, building work officially started on a new £155m HMRC headquarters in Newcastle. The Pilgrim’s Quarter project, part of the new £155m HMRC headquarters in Newcastle, is the biggest office development in Newcastle City Centre’s history. The facade of the Carliol House is a listed structure, but the floor space and all structure beyond the front facade are not. Hence, as part of the Pilgrim Quarter development within Newcastle upon Tyne, the rear of the building was demolished in order to make room for a new building to be built into the facade. 


Since the Pilgrim Quarter project is located very close to the underground Metro tunnels in the area, Academy geomatics Ltd installed monitoring system, using Move Solutions sensors, for both the Metro running tunnel and the ventilation tunnel running alongside. Following the successful installation of this scheme, Bowmer and Kirkland contracted Academy Geomatics Ltd to undertake façade monitoring with Move Solutions Tiltmeters. 1m Tilt Beams were used at the top and near the bottom of the facade to measure any possible deformation.  

Other Case Studies:

Wireless monitoring of bridges in refurbishment and repair

Wireless structural health monitoring of the Colosseum

Dynamic and static load tests of a metal bridge on a construction site