A LONDON-BASED start-up has announced a partnership with CBRE, one of the world’s largest property services companies, which will see 360-degree digital tours of UK offices made available to interested viewers.
Virtual Walkthrough will bring the pioneering technology, already used for some luxury homes, to the office market in a further omen of the advent of virtual reality in the property market.
CBRE has tripled its technology spending in recent years in expectation of a huge digital ripple spreading through the industry, with knock-on effects for viewings and valuations.
The technology integrates 360-degree photography in ultra HD resolution. Captured by specialist camera equipment, Virtual Walkthrough allows the user to view a complete true-to-life™ tour of the property.
Airbrushing technology such as Photoshop is not allowed to hide flaws, although some wealthy owners are able to use it for security reasons to conceal high-value artefacts.