NOMA’s New City Square

A hidden space at the heart of The co-operative’s expansive estate is being transformed into a vibrant new city square, along with streets that connect it to Manchester city’s core. Opening up the listed estate reinforces wider routes across the city centre whilst drawing people to gather and dwell within animated streetscapes and new destination spaces.

Virtual Planit have fused real-time aerial video footage and rendered 3D models to demonstrate the realities of the proposed development and beneficial impacts to the cityscape. The camera-matched footage was developed in collaboration with Ironbird for NOMA’s presentation on the Manchester stand at MIPIM. The compelling animation was also featured by the BBC News on 10 March 2014.