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 25 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
"Salford has a busy planning team, which manages a high number of large-scale developments. It is essential that the best form of development is secured on the right sites in the city, and to help with that we have been using VU.CITY. Being able to work with digital models within the VU.CITY platform has enabled the team to assess their impact more quickly from viewpoints of our choice."
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Martin Hodgson
Associate Director Planning and Building Control - Salford City Council
“Before, we would spend hours trawling sources looking for the historic buildings in our area, and even longer to take accurate measurements of surrounds. I cannot believe how much time this is going to save me.”
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Oliver Bywater
Architect - Woods Bagot Architects
“The NLA has been calling for a 3D digital model of London ever since we revealed the scale of tall buildings planned for the city. VU.CITY’s virtual London would do the things we asked for to assist the Mayor, local planners, professionals and communities to better understand the impact of new development and to generate a more positive and collaborative attitude to growth.”
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Peter Murray
Chairman - New London Architecture
"VU.CITY is a revolutionary design and masterplanning tool that is changing the way we design for London."
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Ken Shuttleworth
Founder - Make
“VU.CITY helps us make faster decisions on site feasibility. With the platform’s tools and data, we can quickly understand site opportunities and constraints, work more collaboratively with the project team, community and local authority, ultimately helping us reduce risk and abortive costs throughout the planning process.”
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David Barnett​
CEO & Founder - Londonewcastle