Bristol is one of the UK’s most environmentally-conscious cities.
Bristol worked closely with the Climate Advisory Committee to create their One City Plan 2021. Their housing ambition is to continue to deliver new net zero carbon homes and start retrofitting existing housing stock to meet Bristol’s climate and ecological emergencies.
The use of VU.CITY Bristol, for example in transforming Temple Meads, has meant greater insight and improved communication and transparency throughout Bristol’s planning process.
Architects working in Bristol, such as FCB Studios and Stride Treglown already know the many advantages of using VU.CITY Bristol, yet there is one major challenge that makes initial feasibility studies difficult… Bristol is built on seven hills. The solution? VU.CITY’s ZTV (Zone of Theoretical Visibility) tool which helps users understand where a development can be seen from different points on the ground around the city.
Bristol City Council has embraced VU.CITY Bristol in helping to turn their visions into reality. The council has used our data layers to help visualise clean air zones, and ZTV to conduct in-depth feasibility studies for ambitious regeneration projects such as Western Harbour, Frome Gateway, Bedminster Green, Hengrove/South Bristol and Avonmouth-Severnside Enterprise Area.
The Temple Quarter regeneration project, set to create 22,000 new jobs, has been designed with insight gained through using VU.CITY Bristol and is set to create a thriving transport hub as well as improved facilities for Bristol University.