Peter Stewart Consultancy provides expert advice in the fields of architecture, urban design, townscape and the historic environment. Kirsty Braes and Adara Wicaksono, Project Assistants at Peter Stewart Consultancy and VU.CITY users, share how the tool is benefiting their work.
Since its formation in 1987, Bennetts Associates has won more than 150 awards for its work, which spans sectors including culture, workplace and education. The practice has been at the forefront of sustainable design since its inception and is increasingly involved in larger scale masterplanning and placemaking schemes from its studios in London, Edinburgh and Manchester.
When David Roden saw a demo of VU.CITY at MIPIM last year, he recognised the many areas where it could potentially help his business. After discussing its benefits with his team, David Roden Architects adopted VU.CITY in September 2018. Already it’s paying dividends, and the business has never looked back.
The London Borough of Haringey is undergoing enormous change with proposals to build around 20,000 units over the next fifteen years. This requires a step-change in the density of development in order to deliver the number of units required to meet these ambitious housing targets.
Since March 2014, there has been an ongoing community consultation process to look at the future of the Canada Water Masterplan area. This includes redevelopment of the SE16 Printworks Site (formerly known as Harmsworth Quays), the Surrey Quays Shopping Centre Site and most recently the Surrey Quays Leisure Park Site.
The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames was one of the first Local Authorities to use VU.CITY as a planning tool. The Planning team is using VU.CITY to help them understand developers’ proposals in context.
London Borough of Southwark has licenced VU.CITY in order to enable their planning and development teams to understand developers’ proposals in context. Using the city model, it is possible to overlay GIS data, sightlines, LVMFs, transport links and sunlight paths, therefore offering LB of Southwark an unparalleled method of digitally understanding development and infrastructure projects both in the context of the borough, but equally in the context of London as a whole.