Gamer expertise to carry future Newquay to life

Gamer expertise to carry future Newquay to life

Chopping-edge expertise will give Newquay residents the prospect to view growth concepts for the city centre whereas taking a digital actuality bike journey. 

The newest gaming expertise might be used on the engagement occasions because of funding Cornwall Council has obtained from the Division for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. 

The occasions are being organised by the Newquay Futures undertaking which incorporates Cornwall Council, Newquay Enterprise Enchancment District (BID), Newquay City Council and the Newquay City Workforce native partnership. 

Gamer expertise to carry future Newquay to life

The undertaking helps form the way forward for the city together with producing an funding plan for the city centre. 

The immersive expertise will enable members to make use of the most recent in digital actuality headset expertise to cycle across the city centre and provides their suggestions on the concepts being offered. 

Cyclists can discover what the city may probably seem like sooner or later, full with sounds, individuals and 360-degree views of buildings and choices for pedestrian and cycle routes. 

Free digital actuality periods will happen on: 

  • Thursday, September 8, 10.30am – 7pm, Newquay Orchard 
  • Friday, September 9, 9.30am – 4pm, Newquay Orchard 
  • Saturday, September 10, 10am – 3.30pm, Newquay Killacourt 

Olly Monk, Cornwall Council cupboard portfolio holder for planning, stated: “It is a fantastic alternative for residents to expertise the most recent in expertise whereas making a invaluable contribution to the way forward for their city. 

“As a substitute of artists’ impressions of potential modifications, they’ll view them for themselves on this immersive expertise, getting an actual perception into the distinction they’ll make. 

“We wish individuals of all ages to assist form the way forward for their city and I hope this revolutionary method will encourage extra residents to have their say.” 

Newquay City Workforce and the Mayor of Newquay Councillor Margaret North have welcomed the initiative.   

Andy Cole, Chair of the Newquay City Workforce, stated: “The City Workforce was delighted that Cornwall Council select our undertaking in Newquay because the check web site for the brand new software program and we have been delighted to see the buildings in our city seem in 3D. This expertise needs to be a enjoyable alternative for all who attend.” 

The funding has been supplied by central authorities to evaluate the affect digital innovation can have on participating extra individuals in place shaping and planning consultations.  

The VR expertise has been produced in collaboration with digital session company Digital City. 

Simon Mabey, Founding father of Digital City, stated: “We purpose for individuals to have enjoyable and check out utilizing the most recent VR expertise without spending a dime while additionally making an actual distinction to the way forward for the place the place they reside, work and play. The expertise is a good way for individuals of all ages to essentially visualise and expertise potential ways in which Newquay may very well be enhanced in future. We look ahead to welcoming you to the expertise.” 

For extra data go to Newquay Futures.


Story posted September 2, 2022