Flagship Group has teamed up with construction software company Ebrik to launch See It First, an augmented-reality (AR) app that aims to bring tenants and stakeholders closer to new housing developments. The Ebrik platform is intended to increase transparency and communication by involving stakeholders in the construction process in a more engaging manner than traditional methods.
Flagship and Ebrik’s app allows users to visualise proposed new developments before construction begins. This gives tenants and local residents the opportunity to engage more actively with projects by helping them to see what new homes could look like in three-dimensional space.
James Payne, director of regeneration, Flagship Group, said, “Our app is a great opportunity to extend the boundaries of what’s possible with technology and get our tenants more involved. The app marks a fundamental change in the way that we consult on projects. Our hope is that by using the app, people will be able to see what the changes look like in their communities.”
Ana Moutinho, founder, Ebrik, said, “The main purpose of Ebrik is to bring transparency to the construction sector and focus on the stakeholders who aren’t normally very involved. We can already see from community consultations how open, willing and interested residents can be in engaging with these new technologies.”