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.