Discover how our forward-thinking users are making design and planning decisions the smart way -by using VU.CITY to successfully test, explain and achieve their ideas, and efficiently involve stakeholders in decision-making.

Case studies

VU.CITY in action

“Architecture is essentially a 3D discipline, so VU.CITY is effectively showing what is already in an architect’s head in a way that hasn’t been possible before. The platform enables you to immediately understand the cityscape, the context, constraints, daylight, sunlight and the view angles, not just as it is today, but how it will be in the future. That’s incredibly valuable.”
Simon Erridge
Director - Bennetts Associates
"3D visualization using VU.CITY speeds up our workflow and allows us to understand projects in their surroundings, with long distance and close-up views!"
Kirsty Braes
Project Assistant - Peter Stewart Consultancy
“VU.CITY, for me, is not just a visual thing. It does that connection of bringing other layers of information, which is quite useful for us. Because there are a lot of other people who do models, it's not about the models, it’s that big data coming together which I find very useful.”
Peter Barbalov
Partner - Farrells
“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”
Charlotte Orrell
Senior Planner - Iceni Projects
"Being able to extrude massing instead of waiting for the architect to send the model of a proposed development means we can start work on it ourselves."
Adara Wicaksono
Project Assistant - Peter Stewart Consultancy
“At Farrells we use VU.CITY for many different things, from very early research on the site, to understanding how the options we have been designing fit within the context, also with future developments that are coming in the area."
Giulia Robba
Architect - Farrells
“Councils can see, planning officers can see very quickly when they see a development of VU.CITY that it makes sense to them. They really feel like we're not hiding anything from them. Historically, you'd give them five or six views and they'd go, "Oh, you cherry-picked the best ones." And now we can take them through that process and that's helped massively.”
Laurie Handcock
Director - Iceni Projects
Peter Stewart Consultancy

Peter Stewart Consultancy

2 min

Designing new buildings with townscape, conservation and heritage sensitivities in mind is crucial to gaining planning consent. Peter Stewart Consultancy provides independent scrutiny and review, using VU.CITY to visualise new developments within their context at the early stage of a project.

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London Borough of Haringey

London Borough of Haringey

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The London Borough of Haringey is undergoing enormous change with proposals to build around 20,000 units over the next fifteen years. Discover the simple trial the borough team took to test VU.CITY’s 15cm accuracy and how they now use our digital story-telling platform to successfully garner support from councillors and the public for schemes.

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David Roden Architects

David Roden Architects

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With protected sightlines being so high up on the planning committee’s judging criteria for a proposed development in Victoria, London, David Roden Architects knew that getting their scheme approved would be a challenge. Discover how VU.CITY removed 2D guesswork and helped save them time and money.

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Bennetts Associates

Bennetts Associates

2 min

Before using VU.CITY, Bennetts Associates had to spend time bringing together different sources of 2D and 3D information and taking measurements by eye. Learn how VU.CITY has transformed their work and given them a competitive edge.

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Farrells Architects

Farrells Architects

3 min

For Farrells, VU.CITY is not just a 3D modelling tool: with its multiple functionality and data layers, it brings together invaluable information in an interactive digital twin. Find out just how much VU.CITY can tell them about a site and what they design…

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