Southend-on-Sea is a traditional Victorian seaside resort that has undergone many transformations over the years. The Better Queensway scheme central to Southend-on-Sea’s future masterplan, and it is also set to become one of the UK’s first ‘Gigabit Cities’ outside of London.
Southend-on-Sea is undergoing extensive, government-backed regeneration to key civic areas, with a £2.5m programme for the town centre, including plans to remodel its public and green spaces.
The long-awaited demolition of Southend’s Queensway Estate will make way for a £500m housing regeneration scheme. The Better Queensway scheme will transform this area of central Southend into a vibrant new community with high quality housing and is hailed as one of Southend’s biggest ever developments.
Users of VU.CITY Southend-on-Sea 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.