COMPUTER-GENERATED visions of Wroughton's proposed Science Museum revamp have been released.

They show the exhibition hall, the outdoor science playground and workshops in front of the outdoor amphitheatre on the site of the old RAF base in Wroughton.

The Inspired project is one of six bidding for £50m from the Big Lottery - to be voted for by the British public later this year in a televised vote.

The funding is vital to secure its future as an innovative and interactive museum.

Once the initial architecture and accompanying drawings have been completed for the Inspired building they were sent to Hesham El Tayeb, a designer based in Canada.

He built a full 3D wire frame model of the 545-acre Science Museum Swindon site, internal and external models of all current buildings and, of course, the new Inspired development.

This wire frame model was then populated, adding objects and showcases to the interior of the buildings and people. Following this the design had to be rendered, a process that took five days due to the scale of the site.

Jason Hender Design, which specialises in creating innovative design environ-ments from its offices in Enfield, north London, were tasked with identifying the still views from the wire frame model that they wanted to capture and work on in more detail.

Jason Hender, design director for Jason Hender Design, said: "We wanted to illustrate that Inspired is a place to stimulate a person to think, to strive, to create and to follow a dream.

"Our aim was to capture this and the opportunity of interaction with the vast collections and the Science Museum.

"I think we have brought the museum to life, especially with the storage facility, and we are really giving people a sense and feel of what this project could be like.

"Hopefully the images will inspire young children to get interactive with science."

Five views were selected and the team went to work, introducing more people, activities, museum workshops and shows to bring them to life.

The team used Photoshop to cut out and manipulate the people to make them look realistic.

It took a total of three months for these images to be completed.

Martin Earwicker, director of the National Museum of Science and Industry said: "The Inspired project will deliver an iconic new type of museum in a spectacular setting.

"I hope these images will give people a sense of the sheer scale of the Inspired experience and the serious fun that Inspired visitors will have."

It is an important stimulus for young people, essential in shaping the UK's science future by providing a hothouse for inspiring scientists, engineers, inventors and creators.

The science museum will provide a venue for the public to have fun on a spectacular scale among the 200,000 spectacular objects that have changed the world that we live in.

The new images were designed to capture these elements of the project and demonstrate the interactive nature of the new museum.

They will soon be added to the Inspired website, so that visitors can get a visual understanding of how the project will look.