VU.CITY Nottingham helps built environment professionals assess the real world impact of schemes at an early stage, saving time, costs and headaches for everyone.
A more inclusive and clearer design and planning process - through having a 3D digital platform - is resulting in better and quicker outcomes.
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.
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 Nottingham.
Easily import your designs from external 3D software (such as Revit, Rhino, SketchUp & 3ds Max) into the Nottingham model 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.