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Katapult helps bring to life city living vision

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Katapult has collaborated with The Eden Project to bring to life nature-based urban regeneration organisation Down to Earth Derby’s vision for city living.

The themed attraction and experience design firm worked alongside fellow supporters The Eden Project to create visuals of what a nature-based city of Derby could look like.

This included 3D visuals of Electric Daisy – a botanical cocktail garden bar concept, that is proposed to become a revenue generating venue to support the group’s overall aims.

Katapult’s handiwork was recently seen at a showcase event held at the Chocolate Factory, in Derby, which was attended by more than 300 people.

The event saw Eden Project co-founder Sir Tim Smit and Down to Earth Derby founder Jamie Quince-Starkey speak about a nature-based regeneration of Derby.

Attendees were introduced to spectacular visuals for six city centre sites, including concepts for a huge wetlands area, an innovative urban future farm and the botanical cocktail garden bar.

As well as 3D visuals, Katapult collaborated with the Down to Earth to create a virtual reality area, which allowed delegates to see the Electric Daisy in an immersive walk-through tour.

Down To Earth Derby empowers residents to be part of making the city of Derby a world leader in nature-based urban regeneration with a thriving, sustainable-regenerative economy.

It was chosen by the Katapult team to receive the company’s Helping Hands Project, which awards charities or community interest groups with expertise provided pro-bono.

Dawn Foote, Katapult’s co-founder and chief executive, said: “This project is both close to our headquarters and close to our hearts, as we fully support a future where nature is better embraced for the sake of protecting the environment and increasing human wellbeing.

“Working with the Down to Earth Derby, Eden Project International teams and other supporters has been a joy and we’re excited to be part of their journey. We believe in this vision and ready to continue to help make it happen.”

Jamie said: “We’re ecstatic with the work Katapult has put in to realise our vision of creating a world-leading city in nature-based urban regeneration.

“Their efforts throughout the project have allowed us to make deeper connections with businesses and residents in the city, taking us one step closer to making our vision a reality.”

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