Watch as new fly-through film shows what Chesterfield Waterside development will look like
Chesterfield’s £340million Waterside development has been brought to life in a new augmented reality film as work begins on the site’s landmark seven-storey office block.
Combining drone footage with illustrations, the film by town company Oasis Studios brings to life the 16-hectare regeneration site.
Existing drone footage of the site has been overlaid with the five colour-coded neighbourhoods which make up the scheme, to show what Waterside will look like and how it will sit within the local environment once complete.
The fly-through details each of the five neighbourhoods – Waterside Quarter, Basin Square, Waterfront, Riverside East and Station Place – and the buildings which will be constructed in each of them.
Tony Buck, associate director of Oasis Studios, said: “It’s the first time we’ve combined real life moving drone footage with superimposed buildings but we are delighted with the result.
"It takes the conceptual stage of the project to another level.”
Tom Swallow, development manager at Bolserstone Group Plc, which is leading the Chesterfield Waterside scheme, instructed and worked alongside the team at Oasis to create the flyover animation.
He said: “The film is an important element of the marketing campaign for Waterside. Rather than just seeing a patch of land, potential investors can now see the scale of the scheme and understand its significance to the town.
"It also gives a clear picture of the scheme’s prominent location, adjacent to both the town centre and train station.
"Chesterfield Waterside will completely regenerate the north east side of the town centre creating an attractive environment in which to both live and work.”
Recognised as being one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects, Chesterfield Waterside is being led by Chesterfield-based Bolsterstone Group Plc working in conjunction with Arnold Laver Group and Chesterfield Borough Council.
The construction phase alone is expected to create up to 2,000 jobs.
Chesterfield-based company Avant Homes is building 173 two, three and four-bedroom homes in the neighbourhood and in August the showhomes were opened to the public. Avant Homes is reporting strong interest in the development.
Last month it was announced that Chesterfield Borough Council has secured a forward funding agreement with Chesterfield Waterside Ltd, to bring forward construction of No.1 Waterside Place in the Basin Square neighbourhood of the development.