A fascinating new video showing the work to create a 3D photo-realistic model of a potential new theatre has been released.

The design of the multi-million pound performing arts venue - Scala Worcester - is set to receive approval at a meeting this evening (Tuesday.) 

Worcester Theatres will move from its home at the city’s Swan Theatre to the soon-to-be regenerated Scala Theatre as part of the regeneration work by the city council.

The new video shows laser scanners were used to measure all the buildings in the area at Angel Place to create the model.

The centrepiece of the work is the conversion of the former listed theatre and neighbouring Corn Exchange into a new performing arts venue that will replace the Swan Theatre.

Tonight's (November 16) Policy and Resources Committee is set to discuss the next steps in the £17.9 million regeneration of Angel Place.

The committee is set to approve the preferred design option for the Scala Theatre and Corn Exchange and to approve a request to government to transfer investment due to go to the former Panama Jacks restaurant to the new Worcester Theatre. We reported last week how the city council has now scrapped plans to buy the building that was home to Panama Jacks.

Earlier this month Councillor Marc Bayliss, leader of Worcester City Council, said the £17.9 million from the government would help give the city a new venue fit for the 21st century.

• Bury Associates Ltd was commissioned by Worcester City Council to carry out the highly accurate 3D measured survey of the former Scala Theatre and the Corn Market building for the site’s conversion into the city’s new arts venue. 
The site buildings and surrounding streets were precisely measured by our surveyors using laser scanners and a drone with a high-resolution camera was used to survey the inaccessible rooftops.

The laser scans and the information captured by the drone was used to create a photo-realistic, dimensionally accurate 3D model of the site buildings and the area surrounding Angel Place. The modelling team used the survey data to create a detailed Building Information Model of the site. The 'building information model' contains intelligent 3D data that will be used to design the new arts venue. 

Steve Bury, managing director of Bury Associates, said: "We’re a Worcester-based company that surveys heritage buildings around the whole of the UK, so it was fantastic to be awarded such an important local project by the council.

"I’m always very proud of the high quality of the surveys that my team produces, and I’m really pleased that our work will help in the process of saving these local buildings and in providing a huge cultural boost for the city.”