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
"I am delighted that we’ve secured a digital platform to help citizens visualize the ambitious plans we, and developers, have for Bristol. These exciting tools make for better quality engagement and a richer conversation about our vision for a more sustainable, inclusive city."
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Marvin Rees
Mayor of Bristol
“We're bringing in architects and our clients and different consultants into one room and we're viewing the proposals, the massing of the buildings from day one, and we're building basically the drawings and the architecture and the massing through VU.CITY”
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Charlotte Orrell
Senior Planner - Iceni Projects
"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
“We have found VU.CITY to be invaluable in our assessment of one of our major city centre regeneration schemes. We were able to 'walk the development' and assess the impact of the proposals in a way which would not have been possible with 2D drawings, illustrative material and more orthodox 3D modelling. VU.CITY has also allowed us to assess the scheme much more quickly and feedback to the applicant earlier.”
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Ed Baker
Development Manager - Belfast City Council
"The practice is taking full advantage of the VU.CITY model platform to great effect. As a design tool VU.CITY is exceptional, the extent to which we can now substantiate our architectural proposals with supporting data and compelling verified visuals is a game changer. The team are going beyond the clear benefits the software provides to test both urban and townscape strategies on major projects to explore environmental and microclimate impacts.”
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Paul Stallan
Design Director - Stallan-Brand