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CASE STUDY: Reshaping History, The Redevelopment of Stamford Yard.

Around 18 months ago, Enville Estates reached out to us regarding an exciting redevelopment project they were undertaking known as Stamford Yard.

This project involved the transformation of a 200-year-old barn. Interestingly, Stamford Yard used to be a stable block for local inns in its heyday. Enville served as a vital stopover on a trade route connecting London and Manchester, seeing around 1,000 horses passing through each month.

In the 1960s, Stamford Yard underwent a transformation into a sawmill. However, in recent years, it had fallen into neglect, as evident from the photos below.

When these photos were taken, the windows were falling out, the floorboards were rotten, and there were gaping holes in the roof.

Nature was slowly reclaiming the building.

But here's the exciting part:

Once the refurbishment is complete, Stamford Yard will be reborn as a collection of executive business suites and several residential units. The residential units promise to be a fantastic place to live, while the office spaces will provide an ideal environment for work. Naturally, Enville Estates were eager to kickstart the marketing process.

Now, here's the challenge:

They wanted to generate buzz and interest in the project, and also wanted to secure tenants for the office spaces as soon as possible. However, the existing photos just didn't do justice to the building's potential.

Enville Estates was also keen on not waiting until the project was completed to begin marketing it. That's where Resolution Studios came into play, and we were more than happy to help.

We took the proposed design information from their designers drawings and transformed it into an impressive 3D representation of the development. This allowed Enville Estates to provide a sneak peek of 'what's coming soon.'

Take a look at this stunning 3D representation:

As you can see, the completed scheme looks absolutely amazing and the CGI gives potential tenants the chance to envision 'Stamford Yard' as their future workplace.

With the 3D image in hand, Enville Estates kickstarted their marketing efforts. They featured the 3D image prominently on their website and even had a massive banner printed and displayed near the Cat Inn in Enville. This ensured that everyone passing by could witness the transformation taking place.

The commercial units were quickly snapped up and at the time of writing this case study, the residential units were still 'under construction,' but the level of interest was tremendous.

Take a look at the almost completed development

Being a part of this project was truly rewarding, knowing that we played a small role in reviving this historic building.

After completing the 3D visualisations for this project Nina from Enville Estates provided us with this amazing testimonial.

We have been impressed by the 3D imagery provided by Resolution Studios and their ability to visualise the finished design.

Early development of the 3D visualisation has helped to engage and inspire our team and those working to deliver this refurbishment project.

The 3D visuals provided by Resolution Studios for our project will greatly assist us when marketing the development and with client engagement.

The service was great, Resolution Studios offer a professional and friendly approach and we would happily recommend their services. We look forward to working with them throughout our evolving current project and also on future schemes.

Nina Ward, Enville Estates


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About the Author

Jamie Wilkes has worked as a 3D visualiser and has over 20 years experience working with 3D CAD in the architectural industry. He is now owner and director of Resolution Studios, a 3D visualisation firm based in Halesowen in the West Midlands.

Starting out as an Architectural Technician, Jamie worked on a number of commercial and residential schemes, producing CAD plans, elevations & sections of buildings. After completing his Masters in Digital Architecture Jamie then followed his passion for 3D & took a role as a full time 3D visualiser working mainly in the leisure sector.

Resolution Studios was established by Jamie in 2008 and has since provided 3D visualisations, animations and interactive imagery for planning applications and marketing developments in many sectors throughout the UK and abroad.

Do you want to be making use of the latest tools and technology with your next project, if so then please get in touch and we can see how we can work together.

Email me at or 0121 674 40 20

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