New Swansea Bay lagoon “fly over” app launched
A 3D virtual reality programme illustrating the vast Swansea Bay tidal lagoon has been launched.
It coincides with the start of a formal consultation on the £650-million project, which starts on July 4.
The company behind the scheme, Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, is hoping as many people as possible attend a series of public exhibitions and give feedback.
The new virtual reality programme has been developed by Swansea-based iCreate in collaboration with engineers Atkins and master planners LDA Design.
It shows views of the proposed development from anywhere in the Swansea Bay area, in daylight and darkness and at high and low tides.
It also includes information on the amenities that will be provided including walkways, visitor centres and sporting facilities.
Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay head of planning Alex Herbert said: “The lagoon is shown to scale, along with our latest concepts for supporting development including a visitor and boating centre.
“This tool will help people to experience and understand the lagoon proposals as accurately as possible, so their feedback can help us to develop a truly world-class facility.
“All feedback from consultation will be taken into account as we move towards making a planning application later this year.”
Dawn Lyle, managing director of iCreate, said: “The tidal lagoon is such a fantastic project and as a local company we are delighted to be involved.”
– See Wednesday’s Evening Post for more on the potential impacts of the lagoon on Swansea Bay.
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