Photomontage Project at Manchester's One Angel Square NOMA Living Development

The Cityscape Before the NOMA Development Manchester's Cityscape after the NOMA Development has been added in

Helping to create accurate visuals of the new £115m NOMA development scheme with Virtual Planit.

There’s nothing more powerful than an accurate image to enable developers to share their vision of a major new building. And this was particularly the case when Moda Living wanted to present their plans for a 36-storey tower on Manchester’s up-and-coming NOMA development.

Because there were concerns that the height of the building might interfere with the heritage of the Manchester skyline, we were called in to help put together highly accurate images showing what the completed building would look like from 7 different locations across the city.

The project was completed on behalf of specialist architectural visualisation consultants Virtual Planit. It involved accompanying a photographer to agreed locations around Manchester and taking accurate photographs and measurements at exactly the same point. We focused on the buildings which surround the area of the new development in order to show the tower in context.

Back at the studio, Virtual Planit used our accurate survey data to produce a computer generated 3D model of the new building showing what it will look like within the context of the city. The image is extremely accurate (on a building which will stand more than 100m tall) and is an excellent representation of how the building will come to look once the construction phase is complete.

Richard Line of Virtual Planit said: “By working with Powers and Tiltman it’s been possible to create highly accurate, robust imagery showing the visual impact of the new development. This degree of accuracy, known as a Verified View, means our client, Moda Living, can present their plans with confidence.”

About NOMA

NOMA is a new neighbourhood development in the centre of Manchester. Plot L, also known as Angel Gardens, is the largest residential development on the NOMA site.

The development will boast 455 residential apartments and includes a 36 storey tower. All residents will have exclusive access to the great facilities being provided including lounges, a cinema room, rooftop gardens, a gym with fitness classes and sports pitches.

As part of this skyline changing development there will also be new bars, restaurants and retail space open for all.

Work on site is scheduled to begin Q3 2015 with the first apartments ready for occupation in 2017.

*Photographs courtesy of Virtual Planit