VR experience gives glimpse into future of New Brighton and Seacombe as public consultation launches - The Guide Liverpool

VR experience gives glimpse into future of New Brighton and Seacombe as public consultation launches – The Guide Liverpool

A new immersive virtual reality experience will allow visitors to step into the future and see what New Brighton and Seacombe could look like in years to come.

Over two days at the Floral Pavilion on Friday and Saturday 14 and 15 October, visitors to the exhibition will be able to use the latest technology to glimpse a possible future for the city and get a sense of how New Brighton and Seacombe could change. the next decade.

These unique public consultation events will use virtual reality (VR) to allow participants to discover how cities could develop using personalized 3D modeling – and based on the ideas of local young people.

The VR experiences follow a series of events with local schools to gather ideas from young people about the future of New Brighton and Seacombe. These ideas were then incorporated into a 3D model to be part of the experience during the Floral Pavilion events.

The aim is to stimulate ideas and suggestions to reinvent New Brighton and Seacombe and make the most of their potential. This is part of a wider consultation on the future of New Brighton and Seacombe and what those who live, work and visit there want to see there in the years to come.

Using reality pop-ups created by 3D modeling and VR experience experts Digital Urban, event visitors will be able to take a virtual reality tour along the New Brighton promenade in an open-top bus helmed by a live tour guide. They will also see what the future Seacombe could look like as they cruise the waterfront in a virtual reality pedal boat.

This is an opportunity to come and test a virtual reality experience for free while being able to experiment and then use the consultation to say how the territories could be transformed in the future.

Economy, Regeneration and Housing Committee Chairman Cllr Tony Jones said:

“It’s a unique and incredibly exciting opportunity to use the latest technology to see what our cities could look like, based on the ideas of those who grow up there.

“Those who attend these events will have the chance to move around the area, immerse themselves in it and get a sense of what it might look like. I urge everyone, whether you live in New Brighton or Seacombe or visit or work here, to take this opportunity to take a look at the possible future and tell us what you think, what you like and what you want to see.

New Brighton and Seacombe are part of a wider transformational regeneration scheme along the ‘left bank’ of the River Mersey, with a particular focus on creating a sustainable urban garden community by the river water in Birkenhead and parts of Seacombe, underpinned by the Birkenhead 2040 Framework and Local Plan.

New Brighton and Seacombe have been identified as priority areas for regeneration in the draft local plan due to their potential as a high quality tourist destination and opportunities to create sustainable neighborhoods for existing and new residents. The proposed local plan would help provide needed new housing for the borough while protecting valuable designated green space.

BDP, supported by AspinallVerdi and Curtins, has been commissioned to work with local stakeholders to produce a Neighborhood Framework for New Brighton, to provide an ambitious vision to advance and guide the sustainable economic growth and renewal of New Brighton in the over the next 15 years.

For Seacombe, the Council has appointed HLP Architects and is working in partnership with Magenta Living Housing Association to develop a clear framework to improve living conditions, health outcomes and employment prospects for residents of this area.

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The interactive events take place at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton on:

  • Friday, October 14 1-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday October 15 1pm-7pm

Numbers are limited so people are advised to book using the link below to guarantee a place, although visitors will be accommodated where possible. Book a slot through Eventbrite for a slot on the virtual reality experience.

Read more about consulting for New Brighton here.

And for consultation on Seacombe here.

Consultation surveys can be completed from Friday, October 14 and will continue until November 25.

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