VU.CITY Dacorum saves time and money for professionals involved in the design, planning and development of the built environment.
Our accurate and interactive 3D digital twin model of Dacorum is enriched with data and tools to help you collaborate and analyse the real world impact of proposals, allowing you to make better design, and planning decisions, faster.
VU.CITY Dacorum centres around Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding area. Hemel Hempstead lies in the Dacorum district of Hertfordshire, and was developed after the Second World War as a new town, with the original part of Hemel still known as the “Old Town”. The town is known for it’s “Magic Roundabout”, pedestrianised Marlowes shopping centre, and the stunning Jellicoe Watergardens which lie alongside the New Town and the River Gade.
The future vision of Hemel Hempstead is ambitious, with the Hemel Garden Communities programme delivering new homes, and acting as a catalyst for the transformation of Hemel Hempstead; taking forward the New Town’s legacy.
Key sites within the town will see change over the coming years, particularly key regeneration sites close to the Town Centre and Two Waters Area.
Dacorum Borough Council has been using VU.CITY to bring high quality developments to the local area and make smarter planning decisions.
VU.CITY Dacorum allows for stakeholders in the built environment to consider such changes, and design and assess proposals within their context, being sensitive to the town’s varied urban characteristics, born from its evolution and heritage.
Easily test massing to understand design feasibility.
Realise a site’s potential by viewing and assessing recently consented developments across Dacorum.
Assess multiple initial massing options at an early stage and GEA potential quickly.
Quickly view and assess the initial impact of light from your proposed developments.
Conduct high-level townscape and visual impact assessments. Agree on key views to analyse further. Select key views and confidentially present your proposals to take stakeholders on the journey of design.
Save time by eliminating unnecessary views for analysis. Understand where your scheme can be seen from and which views are critical to assess.
Mark up comments and actions and easily collaborate on a site or scheme with project team members.
VU.CITY's project collaboration space, the Hub, allows you to seamlessly communicate with stakeholders, to make better design & planning decisions, faster.
VU.CITY helps organise, visualise, and analyse city data in the clearest and most accessible way to make better decisions.
Quickly identify and appraise sites. VU.CITY's visualization, design functionality and planning data, allow you to optimise your designs.
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.
Remove barriers and minimise risks early. Have confidence in your designs and plans. Increase buy-in for project success.