VU.CITY Slough 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 an accurate and interactive 3D model of Slough - is resulting in a better, faster design and planning decisions.
Slough is a small, densely built up borough, surrounded by green belt and with its urban area constrained by the M4. These constraints, and tightly drawn political boundaries, provide challenges when designing in the town.
However, change is underway: ambitious plans include a transformation of Slough's town centre, with benefits to its future prosperity that will attract businesses.
The need for housing continues to be significant, and there is potential to address this in the area known as "The Square Mile". As well as there, there are opportunities for environmental improvements, with plans to reduce the reliance on cars by replacing traffic-clogged roads with walkable tree-lined streets and link Slough’s centre linked to parks and the Grand Union Canal.
Users of VU.CITY Slough 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 Slough.
Easily import your designs from external 3D software (such as Revit, Rhino, SketchUp & 3ds Max) into the Slough 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'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.