Architects, planners and developers use VU.CITY Glasgow to address fundamental questions around planning and development such as ‘What will the development look like?’, 'Who will it affect?’, 'How might it affect them?’
VU.CITY's accurate 3D model of Glasgow helps every party involved to organise, visualise and analyse city data in the clearest and most accessible way to get the right answers to make the best decisions.
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.
Easily test massing to understand design feasibility.
Assess multiple initial massing options at an early stage and GEA potential quickly.
Realise a site’s potential by viewing and assessing recently consented developments across Glasgow.
Easily import your designs from external 3D software (such as Revit, Rhino, SketchUp & 3ds Max) into the model of Glasgow and test how they will work in situ.
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 stakeholder 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 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.