VU.CITY fOR Planning consultants

Turn the feasible into the achievable

Help everyone involved understand the where, what and why. Quickly see where small changes can make big differences, and turn opportunities into realities.

How can VU.CITY help you?

Qualify more sites, more quickly, and with more certainty of outcome for your clients.

Win work 

Digitally access relevant site, scheme and planning information in one project collaboration space. Share and comment on relevant outputs quickly and easily.

Collate information faster

Explain and justify recommendations. Everyone can visualize complicated site or scheme requirements, opportunities and restrictions with clarity and ease. Involve stakeholders to easily understand, assess and provide feedback on 3D outputs.

Turn complexity into simplicity

Share visual information transparently and effectively. Gain clarity across your project teams with easy access to collaborate on 3D outputs and documents. Securely share information to ease with clients, local authorities, politicians and communities.

Speed up the planning process

Increase collaboration and team outputs by easily sharing and commenting on 3D outputs and documents. By visualising requirements, opportunities and restrictions for consideration with a site or scheme you can increase understanding for all.

Speed up planning conversations

Take relationships with clients, project teams and planning authorities to another level. Build collaboration and trust in a shared journey. Make it easier for everyone to understand insights and explain the rationale to politicians and the public.

Strengthen relationships

What can you do with VU.CITY?

In your words

“We’re bringing in architects and our clients and different consultants in one room and we’re viewing the drawing, the architecture and the massing through VU.CITY.”
Charlotte Orrell
Senior Planner at Iceni Projects
“We're bringing in architects and our clients and different consultants into one room and we're viewing the proposals, the massing of the buildings from day one, and we're building basically the drawings and the architecture and the massing through VU.CITY”
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Charlotte Orrell
Senior Planner - Iceni Projects
"3D visualization using VU.CITY speeds up our workflow and allows us to understand projects in their surroundings, with long distance and close-up views!"
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Kirsty Braes
Project Assistant - Peter Stewart Consultancy
“Councils can see, planning officers can see very quickly when they see a development of VU.CITY that it makes sense to them. They really feel like we're not hiding anything from them. Historically, you'd give them five or six views and they'd go, "Oh, you cherry-picked the best ones." And now we can take them through that process and that's helped massively.”
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Laurie Handcock
Director - Iceni Projects
"VU.CITY provided a valuable resource on our work for Southwark Charities for an emerging scheme along Blackfriars Road in central London where, working with Fathom Architects, we were able to test different versions in context, have live discussions, and conclude the best approach."
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Rosa Gonzalez
Consultant, Landscape, Townscape & VIA - Turley
"Being able to extrude massing instead of waiting for the architect to send the model of a proposed development means we can start work on it ourselves."
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Adara Wicaksono
Project Assistant - Peter Stewart Consultancy

Top Tools for planners

Consented schemes timeline

See approved schemes to understand what will be likely to get planning approval in the future.

Camera placer

Explore the site, massing and/or refined design at ground level. View the model from different angles and understand its impact.

Screenshots to enhance documentation

Easily include multiple images in reports and presentations for clients and local planning officers.

Annotate with Tags

Mark up comments, actions and collaborate on a site or scheme with project team members.

ZTV (Zone of Theoretical Visibility)

Save time having to eliminate unnecessary views. Understand where proposals can be seen from and which views are critical to assess.

Data layers

Evaluate site opportunities and constraints. View conservation areas, listed buildings, protected views, public transport accessibility, flood risks and more.

Sunlight analysis

Quickly view and assess the initial impact of shadows from proposed developments at any time of day, any day of the year.

Scope, design and collaborate with VU.CITY

Everyone has the power to collaborate on the 3D outputs of VU.CITY. Seamlessly communicate with stakeholders, project teams and planning decision makers instantly to make better design & planning decisions, faster.