State-of-the-art VR of Nightingale properties now to view in Derby estate agent’s office

State-of-the-art VR of Nightingale properties now to view in Derby estate agent’s office

Nightingale Quarter development properties now can be virtually toured at haart in city centre

State-of-the-art virtual reality technology which allows potential buyers to view homes at the historic Nightingale Quarter has landed in Derby this month.

The unique tool has been commissioned by property developers of the historic £150 million Nightingale Quarter for potential buyers to be able to experience the showhome – before it has even been built.

The technology, which costs thousands of pounds, was brought in due to the huge demand for the homes. Agents haart have had over 2000 people express an interest for the 800-home development and this is expected to grow into the new year.

It was revealed last month that the cost of homes start for a two-bed property at £185,000 and for a three-bed property at £220,000. Help to Buy is also available for first time buyers.

Donna Smith, Sales Director of Wavensmere said:

“Because we have had such huge interest in these properties, it has been important for us to show buyers that they can have their dream homes and how it will look and feel as they walk around it. And as most of us are visual and aren’t used to looking at architects’ plans, we wanted to showcase our beautiful homes in the best way we could – using the very latest in virtual reality technology.”

Virtual Reality – otherwise known as VR – is computer technology to create a simulated environment and places the user inside the experience by wearing the specially designed goggles. They are then fully immersed into that world and can interact within the 3D designs.

Future homeowners are invited to use the technology within the new haart office, which opened just a few weeks ago on the corner of Cornmarket with Albert Street.

haart was chosen by Wavensmere earlier this year to sell the homes, and ground is expected to be broken within weeks.

haart Divisional Sales Director Claire Drewett added:

“We are so proud to be a part of this historical project, and being able to bring the VR experience for our buyers so they can ‘view’ the homes before a brick is laid, is a monumental move for us and shows the confidence we have in the market and our buyers. We can’t wait to welcome people to come and try it for themselves.”

haart is already handling enquiries for the first of the 1, 2 and 3-bed apartments and houses, being constructed on the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site.

The 18-acre site will be a ‘green oasis’ for residents, including cycle routes, an open air gym and fitness area, children’s play areas and planting throughout the site.

The infirmary’s iconic pepper pot buildings will be retained for community use, with residents having access to numerous facilities including a café, gym, exhibition space and meeting rooms.

Enquiries opened for the first wave release of the luxury 125 two and three-bedroom homes opened earlier this year, and already hundreds of people have expressed an interest in them.

For those wanting to register their interest in the homes, visit


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