And finally… Keepmoat looks into the future with VR technology launch
For the first time ever in Scotland, prospective homeowners will be able to experience their new neighbourhood, before it’s even built, thanks to cutting-edge VR technology.
Keepmoat Homes will today launch its innovative new technology designed to allow people to get a feel for the upcoming NorthBridge development, ahead of the area being fully established.
The VR tour will allow viewers to walk down the cherry blossom-lined streets, discover the cycle paths, and explore the tranquil green open spaces months before moving into a home of their own.
NorthBridge will offer 824 homes, plus brand-new shops, public spaces, landscaped promenades and parks, a community campus and an iconic garden bridge connecting the regenerated area to the city centre.
The site, which was officially launched by Aileen Campbell MSP on Wednesday this week, is part of the £250million Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA) - the biggest such scheme in the UK outside of London - and will feature a mix of exclusively designed, two, three, four and five-bedroom houses and one and two-bedroom apartments when it is completed.
Beth McNeil, regional managing director at Keepmoat Homes Scotland, said: “We are delighted with the launch of NorthBridge, and really excited to be able to use this innovative technology for the first time in Keepmoat’s history on what is our flagship development.
“NorthBridge is truly unique, and we see it as a fantastic example of how working with key partners including Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council can regenerate a whole area of Glasgow, and provide new homes and new opportunities which will really benefit the city.”