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New Virtual Reality Centre at Showcase the Street

Showcase the Street which occupies the community sports and arts facility at Manhattan Works in the Maryfield area of Dundee has a new addition to its existing facilities which include two indoor 3G pitches, two dance studios, meeting rooms, a coffee shop, a roller hockey rink and a wrestling ring.

Funding from Resilient Scotland has realised a new Virtual Reality Centre which as well as being used to gain vital revenue for the charity, can also support several social impact outcomes. The facility, which can be viewed by appointment or by visiting the Facebook page ShowcaseVR, includes seven bays which offer different high quality VR experiences, including Kat VR machines from China. They allow the user to walk and run in virtual worlds, driving and flight simulators, and even room shakers to enhance the experience on offer.

Research has already identified the social impact for people suffering from isolation, dementia, trauma and behavioural issues as well as being used to address obesity, lack of activity and increasing educational attainment.

Showcase is keen to work with local charities on projects and funding bids using the centre and its innovative approaches and in the first instance anyone who is keen to learn more should contact the Chair of Showcase the Street Fergus Storrier on mobile 07834628422 or email gl_amis@hotmail.com.