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Watch drone footage of Chester's cultural centre development

A bird's eye view of progress of the RE:NEW project

Stunning drone footage taken 100m high above Chester city centre has been unveiled by the team behind Chester’s brand new cultural centre.

The film gives a unique bird’s eye view of the construction site on Northgate Street, currently transforming Chester’s art deco Odeon cinema into world class library, theatre and cinema spaces.

Project director Graham Lister said: "This is a rare opportunity to get a completely different perspective on the cultural centre, the film demonstrates the scale of the project in relation to the city."

Stills from the drone footage of the RE:NEW project, Chester's cultural centre
Stills from the drone footage of the RE:NEW project, Chester's cultural centre

Chester based film production company Veracity reported the drone flew 100m above the site to gather the footage, 30 metres higher than the crane currently dominating Chester’s skyline. The drone, which weighed less than 3kg was operated by a pilot and cameraman.

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Andy Porter, of Veracity, said: “Drone technology is revolutionising film making. It means we can quickly and efficiently get very high quality, completely stable aerial footage to help enhance films and offer entirely fresh perspectives for our clients. The results are breath-taking.”

More films documenting the £37m development project can be found at www.renewchester.co.uk/films.

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