VU.CITY Awarded Grant by Innovate UK

Our belief that the time is right to view the world digitally so we can make better decisions in planning was backed by Innovate UK, who recently awarded a government grant to support our work. The proposal, on which we’re partnered with UCL CASA's Colouring London, focuses on the need to increase public engagement with

VU.CITY Awarded Grant by Innovate UK2019-05-09T11:53:08+01:00

Why planners want 3D models as part of your planning process

  “It’s about trying to manage good growth and sell the benefits of high quality, high density schemes to people overall.” Allan Jones - Design Officer, London Borough of Redbridge At our last Public Sector Discussion Forum, VU.CITY users were asked about the benefits of applicants submitting a 3D model as part of

Why planners want 3D models as part of your planning process2019-03-25T08:54:35+01:00

Adding Scale to Our Unusual Urban Densities

In an age of rapid urban growth and expansion, planning is crucial to a city’s ability to be competitive while supporting the well-being of its citizens. This is where digital twins come in handy. Recently VU.CITY hosted the second Public Sector Discussion Forum with 37 of London’s Planners from 16 different organisations, to uncover best practice

Adding Scale to Our Unusual Urban Densities2019-03-12T08:34:03+01:00

VU.CITY features in Planning Resource

We are delighted to feature in the latest Planning Resource magazine and on their website on ‘How councils, developers and communities are making use of 3D modelling’ written by Adam Branson. The article explores the increasing need for a comprehensive 3D model of London and how VU.CITY is turning this concept into a reality. Two

VU.CITY features in Planning Resource2019-03-12T08:33:57+01:00

What difference does 3D really make though?

Key Takeaways from the first Public Sector Workshop hosted on 3rd October 2018.   3D visualisation has recently been at the forefront of considerations for future city planning. As seen in the Mayor’s Question Time with the NLA Quarterly, Sadiq Khan commented “seeing realistic representations of what London could look like in the future is

What difference does 3D really make though?2019-03-12T08:33:44+01:00

EG Tech Award Winners!

We added to our trophy cabinet this week, picking up the Infrastructure and Construction Tech Award at the inaugural EG Tech Awards. VU.CITY is the largest, most accurate digital model of London. Our 700 sq km model, created by our founders, Wagstaffs and GIA, is constantly growing and being updated with new

EG Tech Award Winners!2018-07-11T14:20:37+01:00

Introducing VU.CITY Berlin at the Annual BCO Conference

VU.CITY Director, Gordon Ingram, was in Berlin last week, speaking at the Annual British Council for Offices (BCO) Conference. As well as showcasing the largest, most accurate interactive model of London and how we are revolutionising the planning process, he also gave a preview of our latest city model...... VU.CITY Berlin. Currently  spanning

Introducing VU.CITY Berlin at the Annual BCO Conference2018-06-06T19:08:24+01:00

VU.CITY will be at LREF 2018

The VU.CITY team is supporting the annual London Real Estate Forum from 13-14 June in Berkeley Square. We will be showcasing the largest, most accurate interactive model of London in both the Central London and Opportunity London halls, with a focus on how we are revolutionising the planning process for developers and project teams

VU.CITY will be at LREF 20182018-05-22T16:36:38+01:00

Leading the density debate at Planning Officers Society roundtable event

VU.CITY hosted the London First  / Planning Officers Society roundtable breakfast on 2nd May. The new London Plan introduces a step change for housing delivery in London, crucially with stronger emphasis on the need to make more efficient use of land through increased densities.  As one of the key digital planning tools being championed by

Leading the density debate at Planning Officers Society roundtable event2018-06-06T10:05:06+01:00

VU.CITY at MIPIM 2018

In March the team attended MIPIM, the annual property expo in Cannes. We have attended the event for many years but this year was even more significant for the VU.CITY team, which saw us supporting clients across the London Pavilion and beyond using a range of digital communications tools. Highlights included: Our VU.CITY

VU.CITY at MIPIM 20182018-05-21T13:28:26+01:00