Glasgow is a vibrant, exciting city with a unique character shaped by its grand historic areas and buildings and striking contemporary architecture.
The Glasgow City Development Plan is the first of a new generation of local development plans for the city. It is in line with Scotland’s modernised planning system, aiming to give certainty for investment decisions for the public and private sectors by indicating where development, including regeneration, should and should not happen. By using VU.CITY, architects and developers can easily examine the feasibility of a proposed project in context and understand the visual impact on nearby listed buildings and heritage sites at a very early stage, with information also readily available on approved schemes and developments under construction.
Glasgow City Council aims to meet the plan’s objectives of re-shaping Glasgow’s employment locations and change the economy, providing high quality, accessible residential environments and town centres, and find climate change and drainage solutions while enhancing nature and biodiversity. VU.CITY’s digital platform enables all stakeholders to work towards a common goal in finding the best possible solutions in shaping Glasgow’s future.
Users of VU.CITY Glasgow include Michael Laird, Keppie Design, Iceni, Cooper Cromar, Stallan-Brand, and Oberlanders who are using the model’s many benefits, from being able to understand and assess a site’s opportunities and challenges, testing refined designs in context, enhancing pre-app conversations and planning submissions, to improving how everyone involved collaborates.