Architects, planners and developers use VU.CITY Woking to address fundamental questions around planning and development such as ‘What will the development look like?’, 'Who will it affect?’ and 'How might it affect them?’
Our 3D digital model of Woking helps everyone in the planning and design process organise, visualise and analyse the potential of a development in the clearest and most accessible way, to make the best decision.
Woking is a modern town currently undergoing renewal, and was named by The Times as one of the UK’s top towns to live in as it offers “the best of both worlds", being rural but not remote.
Redevelopment of the town centre over the last 50 years has resulted in the demolition of much of the original Victorian town centre, and there is now a need for better and greener public spaces. Most new development has to be directed to previously developed land in the town, with consideration needed to environmental designations, and areas liable to flood.
Outside of the main urban areas, the remaining 60% of the borough is green belt, including Goldsworth Park Lake and Horsell Common and with a 33 mile stretch of the Basingstoke Canal running through the borough.
Users of VU.CITY Woking include Woking Borough Council and Hawkins\Brown who have already discovered the model’s many benefits, 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 Woking.
Easily import your designs from external 3D software (such as Revit, Rhino, SketchUp & 3ds Max) into the Woking 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.