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Willmott Dixon offers virtual tours to homebuyers

16 February 2021

Willmott Dixon is using Matterport 360 cameras to offer virtual tours of the Springfields Independent Living facility in Ashby de la Zouch ahead of its completion this summer.

The £12.5m project, designed by BRP Architects for EMH Care & Support, will feature 65 one- and two-bedroom apartments alongside communal areas such as a beauty salon, hairdressers and bistro. All the apartments are self-contained and designed to allow wheelchairs and mobility aids to be used.

Due to the current restrictions, the scheme’s show homes are closed and face-to-face viewings are not able to go ahead as normal. To ensure tours can still take place, Willmott Dixon is using Matterport 360 cameras to enable EMH to offer virtual tours to potential tenants and homeowners. 

Michelle Cotterill, director (delivery) at Willmott Dixon, said: “We are delighted that, as we near project completion, we have been able to continue supporting the customer with our innovative Matterport scanning cameras. Technology has played a major role throughout the whole development process, from the use of BIM in the design of the scheme, to the implementation of offsite manufacturing in the build process.” 

Jo Grainger, executive director at EMH, said: “The use of technology available to us and the flexibility and support from Willmott Dixon throughout the project has meant that we have still been able to generate a lot of interest and applications for this amazing new facility. We are now looking forward to an amazing opening and to welcoming people to their new homes.”