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Graduate creates virtual reality simulation for Farnham’s new retail development

An animation, commissioned by Waverley Borough Council, was produced by Toko Andrews, a BA (Hons) Architecture and Master of Architecture graduate from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Canterbury.

The Farnham Herald reported that the animation will recreate what it will feel like to walk through the retail, commercial and residential development, from East Street to the New Market Square, taking in the centrepiece Brightwells House, followed by a 360 degree spin around the residential, retail and leisure complex. The development will be fully completed in 2022.

Speaking to the Farnham Herald Andrews said: “I’m really pleased to have had the opportunity to put all of the skills I’ve learnt at the UCA into practice like this.

"The flythrough is a great centre-piece for my student portfolio and has contributed towards the skills I’ll need for my career as an architect. I’ve really enjoyed the experience and can’t wait to visit the complex when it is complete.“

Brightwells Walkthrough Animation by Toko Andrews courtesy of © Waverley Borough Council

Councillor Andy MacLeod, Waverley Borough Council portfolio holder for planning policy and services said to the Herald: “Toko has done a great job and the flythrough gives a real sense of what it will be like to walk around inside the development.

"Of course, some of the colour palettes and materials will differ in the final build, but it gives you a good idea of the layout of the buildings and a real sense of the space around the shopping areas and square.

“The flythrough shows the tremendous potential that Brightwells Yard can bring to this part of Farnham to deliver both a fantastic environment for retail, commercial space and leisure, and of course much needed new affordable homes.”

Brightwells Walkthrough Animation by Toko Andrews courtesy of © Waverley Borough Council

To read the original article visit the Farnham Herald website.

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