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VU.CITY: highly accurate fully interactive 3D digital city models.

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 Join our community of Architects and Developers showcasing their schemes in the largest and most accurate 3D digital model of London.

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Be part of the largest digital model of London and help end youth homelessness with LandAid and VU.CITY

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Use VU.CITY to showcase your schemes and help end youth homelessness today! VU.CITY is the largest and most accurate 3D digital model of London. Our 350 sq km model is constantly updated with [...]


VU.CITY demo live on stage at World Architecture Festival 2017

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

This month VU.CITY will be taking to the main stage at this year's World Architecture Forum in Berlin. VU.CITY Directors, Jason Hawthorne and Gordon Ingram will be giving Paul Finch and around 800 [...]


Features at your fingertips

Add, search and explore existing and proposed developments

Provide AVR scope to determine which views to assess

Real time transport overlays


LVMF protected views

Overlay postcode, borough boundary and GIS data

View the model by walking around at street level


Change time of day to see the changing sunlight and shadows


Search by Place, Development, Postcode, Underground and Stations

Pedestrian and traffic studies

Understand zone of theoretical visibility

VU.CITY in action

Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames

Planning tool

The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames was one of the first Local Authorities to use VU.CITY as a planning tool.

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British Land

Canada Water interactive 3D consultation application

An interactive 3D tool for use during the masterplan consultation for British Land’s Canada Water development proposals.

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London Borough of Newham

Stratford Gyratory CG Animation

A CG animation using accurate transport data supplied by TfL, that takes the viewer on a journey around Stratford.

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London Borough of Southwark

VU.CITY Southwark

London Borough of Southwark has licenced VU.CITY so that their planning and development teams can understand developers’ proposals in context.

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London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

VU.CITY Barking & Dagenham

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham was the first local authority to use VU.CITY as a development planning tool.

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Park Rainham Virtual Reality

Leading industrial developer, SEGRO, is pioneering the use of Virtual Reality to showcase their most high profile new industrial park, SEGRO Park Rainham.

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How is it achieved?

The digital model

Stereo Photogrammetry from high resolution aerial photography combined with terrestrial photogrammetry, measured surveys and laser scanning at ground level.

No. We have ensured that the only licence required will be with VU.CITY.

We conduct new flights every 2 years and have a continuous revision workstream.

As software updates the client simply needs to activate the update from their desk.

The terrain is captured using the same Stereo Photogrammetry technique and is accurate to 15cm.

Each new aerial survey data is triangulated to control points from previous data sets as well as to measured ground control points.

We use LOD 2 up to 4.

  • LOD2 – Highly accurate building massing, some features such as chimneys omitted.
  • LOD3 – Highly accurate and detailed building massing, all roof features captured.
  • LOD4 – Highly accurate and detailed building massing, including elevations, façade detail and materials.

Yes – the model includes more than 1 million trees, accurately placed within the model.

Technology platform

VU.CITY runs as a PC application and can run on a laptop or desktop with a good quality graphics card installed.

Your organisation requires a VU.CITY licence in order to run multiple instances of the model.

It is possible to use VU.CITY on touchscreens, which we can supply via our sister company, VUTOUCH. The application is Virtual Reality ready.

Industry trusted

This is the future, physical models of London are good but they don’t tell the whole story. VU.CITY enables us to give developers a better understanding of how we want to do business and the opportunities available in our borough. It gives members of the council and local residents an understanding of how the whole borough is developing.

Darren Rodwell, Leader, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

The VU.CITY platform stood considerably above the competition, offering an intuitive user interface, 4K rendering and highly responsive motion control. Wagstaffs were able to look at GIS integration as part of a product customisation process, greatly enhancing the utility of the VU.CITY platform for research consultancy.

Ian McGuiness, Knight Frank

VU.CITY is the perfect tool for us to help design, plan and ultimately deliver our new development proposals. VU.CITY is helping us to make crucial early decisions with our architects that will impact not only on the design, but importantly on how we consult with key stakeholders, including the local authorities and the community, ultimately enabling us to offer the best development solution for this important part of London.

Pamela Reid, Sellar

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