22.10.2018

Educating the Education sector

We brought a virtual twist to this year’s Education Estates through the use of virtual reality!

The North West Construction Hub (NWCH) attended the Education Estates conference and exhibition 2018 at Manchester Central on 16th and 17th October 2018 and on the NWCH stand we had virtual reality headsets which when visitors scanned the QR codes on our leaflets with their phone camera, allowed them to take a virtual tour of some of the NWCH projects.

Taking it up a level, we had an Occulus virtual reality device to hand which gave it’s users a more in depth look around buildings and their surroundings with a 360 view and seemingly total immersion into another place. A truly exceptional experience which was proven to be very popular over the course of the exhibition.

This wasn’t all the Hub was up to as at the exhibition stand, there was a stream of interested parties looking to learn more about the Hub and it’s collaborative ways from Framework partners and the NWCH Management team. Barney Harle from Manchester City Council, a Client of North West Construction Hub, gave a well received presentation on ‘Driving social value within construction projects’.

With our experience in education, having a presence at Education Estates in both the exhibition and at the conference, was invaluable. It was a great forum to catch up with existing clients, but also to meet new ones.

This year’s new format with the pods inside the exhibition hall worked very well and overall, contributed to what was a great few days for all involved.

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