The best possible City for all

The need for change

Populations are growing and cities need better planning, decision-making and investment.

With 50,000+ planning applications made each year, and major ones taking between one and six years to determine, it’s time for change.

It’s time for a faster and fairer process for all.

Making the Difference

Making the best possible cities tomorrow means making the best possible decisions today.

VU.CITY is a smart city planning platform that transforms decision-making by building collaboration and trust. Everyone involved can view designs and data interactively and in context, understand exactly what’s being proposed and why, and have their say in the challenges and solutions.

Our 3D platform helps you make decisions and understand the impact of change in cities and on the environment. Together, we can create a more resilient future in which to live, work and enjoy.

CREATE SMART CITIES THE SMART WAY

VU.CITY helps you visualize, organise and analyse data clearly and easily so that everyone involved can make better and quicker decisions.

VU.CITY covers the whole of London and 23 major UK and international cities.

Quickly identify and appraise sites.  VU.CITY's visualization, design functionality and planning data, allow you to optimise your designs.

Transform design and planning

Now everyone involved can have a clear, universal understanding of what’s proposed and why, in a single, secure place. VU.CITY makes decision-making democratic and fair.

Build trust and collaboration

Remove barriers and minimise risks early. Have confidence in your designs and plans. Increase buy-in for project success.

Improve
outcomes
Test out ideas in situ, from one building to a masterplan. Create your vision and submissions with confidence.
Collate site information in one place
Communicate complex spatial arrangements
Make documentation stand up and stand out
Speed up planning conversations
Strengthen relationships
Create winning submissions
Discover where there is potential for change, and help everyone easily understand what’s involved and why.
Collate site information in one place
Communicate complex spatial arrangements
Speed up the planning process
Speed up planning conversations
Strengthen relationships
Create winning submissions
Reduce guesswork and unwanted costs – make the right decisions for the right outcomes, faster.
Appraise site capacity and viability, faster
Save time and costs through collaboration
Reduce planning uncertainties; increase buy-in
Speed up the planning process with better informed decisions
Sell or lease earlier to realise profits sooner
Understand designs and plans with ease, and make decisions with clarity to benefit your city and your communities.
Make the best possible decisions, quicker
Collate site, scheme and planning information in one place
Standardise decision-making
Have informed and transparent conversations
Improve how you consult on policies and plans
Understand the cumulative effects of planning changes

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In your words

“We’re bringing in architects and our clients and different consultants in one room and we’re viewing the drawing, the architecture and the massing through VU.CITY.”
Charlotte Orrell
Senior Planner at Iceni Projects
“VU.CITY is a valuable tool used in the development of our Local Plan at a time of unprecedented growth. It has brought a level of transparency that has helped us understand the impact of development on the character of our areas. This in turn is allowing us to create policies and develop aspirations for sites that are robust and tested, and is helping us to meaningfully engage with our communities.”
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Tania Drew
Urban Design Officer - Waltham Forest Council
“With VU.CITY on the table, it’s like the whole conversation just relaxes. It’s an independent resource we can rely on.”
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James Felstead
Director - CGL Architects
"VU.CITY provided a valuable resource on our work for Southwark Charities for an emerging scheme along Blackfriars Road in central London where, working with Fathom Architects, we were able to test different versions in context, have live discussions, and conclude the best approach."
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Rosa Gonzalez
Consultant, Landscape, Townscape & VIA - Turley
"VU.CITY is helping us analyse projects at an early stage and refine elements of our live projects faster and more accurately. Being able to quickly assess a site or stress test things like massing and planning context provides us with more clarity and objectivity that would previously have taken us a lot longer to achieve."
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Jack Hawkins
Development Manager - Londonewcastle
The platform is really helping us communicate those kinds of insights among our consultant team which then enables for a faster and more insightful decision making process.
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Jack Hawkins
Development Manager - Londonewcastle