Nottingham lies at the heart of the East Midlands and is a major metropolitan city and transport hub: a place with a legendary past and a vibrant culture.
Several major projects are already underway: digitising planning and development is key in saving time and costs for all to ensure progress is smooth. The recent and ongoing major redevelopment of the whole Broadmarsh shopping centre will drastically improve the city centre once completed, with a new Broadmarsh car park and bus station, central library, Nottingham Castle visitor experience, Nottingham College City Hub and reimagined public realm. The new Broadmarsh car park and bus station is already changing the city centre for the better and is a marked improvement to what was there previously, with retail outlets also under development on Carrington Street.
As Nottingham city centre is redeveloped, and as the city grows to meet housing and transport needs, the need for an open and transparent platform to visualise these changes will be imperative. VU.CITY, accurate to within 15cm, can enable all stakeholders to understand how to improve the public realm, highlighting areas for improvement through updated data layers and assessing the implications and visual impact of a design or proposal visual in order to respect Nottingham’s buildings of special architectural and historic interest.
Nottingham Council, leading architects, developers and planning consultants are using VU.CITY Nottingham to help them make better decisions, faster. 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.