Arena pilots virtual reality model of village complex


Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Arena Housing Association has helped prospective residents of its soon-to-be-completed Ryfields Retirement Village to gain a preview of life in the Warrington village with the help of a computerised virtual reality model of the self-contained complex they are set to inhabit. Residents are using the model to “fly through” the village and explore facilities such as the gym, restaurants, bars and shops, as well as apartment interiors. The 3D model commissioned by Arena enables members of the village¹s IT interest group to develop their computer skills while at the same time gain a lifelike impression of the village in an atmosphere of mounting enthusiasm as the moving-in date of September 2002 approaches. Once complete, Ryfields will provide 226 flats and 17 bungalows available for sale or rent and will be the first complex of its kind for older people in the North West. Catering to all older people, including those who need significant care or personal support, it will provide care services and additional faci





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