Preparing the world for
a future with drones

Knight Frank Collaboration – Property Marketing

Standing close to the Tower of London, alongside the historic Royal Mint building, within a few minutes of St Katherine Docks and Tower Bridge, Royal Mint Gardens occupies a significant position in the heart of historic London near to the City of London.

Knight Frank were appointed selling agents of 88 Royal Mint Street last year and were in need of some impressive marketing collateral to showcase this iconic development.

The use of drones in the sale of property marketing is becoming more and more popular. Using a drone is an incredible way to capture footage from a variety of angles and altitudes plus it is cost effective and efficient, however securing all of the necessary permissions, especially in an urban area, can be incredibly difficult.

During the first lockdown period of 2020 we collaborated with a number of stakeholders to achieve the largest ever flight envelope in Zone 1 (400acres) above Grosvenor and Cadogan Estate (read more). This required a number of permissions, including from landowners, NATS, CAA and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner. With our pilot in residence Chris Gorman having the necessary qualifications to fly in a densely populated area and the connections already in place meant that we were delighted to be able to collaborate with Knight Frank to produce this incredible marketing footage:



“Working with DronePrep on this project took away any uncertainty or pitfalls that organising an aerial shoot in such a built up area could potentially cause. The end result was dynamic and detailed footage delivered at a fraction of the cost, and within a shorter time frame, than a helicopter shoot – ultimately providing best value for our client.”

– Harry Aitchison, Knight Frank

DronePrep in the news: Worcester Uni graduate helped in her dream career by council grant

A NUMBER of graduates have been hired in recent months thanks to grants from Worcestershire County Council that were launched to help businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19.

Among those graduates is Emily Bratt, who recently received a first-class degree in Geography from the University of Worcester and has since been hired by local tech start-up, DronePrep.

Based on Malvern Hills Science Park, DronePrep offers technology and consultancy services to allow drone pilots to search for landowners to find places to fly responsibly.

Despite needing Emily’s skills, the DronePrep team could not afford to employ her full time until they discovered Worcestershire County Council’s Here2Help Graduate Development grant.

The company was awarded £10,000 which has resulted in Emily being offered a full-time position that involves working on several projects for NHS medical drone delivery trials throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Economy and Infrastructure, said: “DronePrep is a great example of how we can support local businesses to help create jobs even during this difficult period.

“I would encourage those looking to hire a graduate to consider the Here2Help Graduate Development grant, which has enabled numerous businesses across the county to create brand new opportunities for several talented young individuals.”

Claire Owen, Co-founder of DronePrep, said: “We knew Emily would be a valuable asset to our company but as a very early stage start-up we wouldn’t have been able to offer her full-time employment without the support from Worcestershire County Council.

“Emily is a perfect fit for our company, and we are incredibly grateful for the timing of the grant.”