VU.CITY Bristol saves time and money for anyone involved in design, planning and development.
Being able to show proposals clearly and in context in our accurate, immersive 3D model of Bristol helps derisk projects through a more inclusive design and planning process, to ultimately make better decisions on the future of development in Bristol.
Bristol is one of the UK’s most environmentally-conscious cities.
Bristol worked closely with the Climate Advisory Committee to create their One City Plan 2021. Their housing ambition is to continue to deliver new net zero carbon homes and start retrofitting existing housing stock to meet Bristol’s climate and ecological emergencies.
The use of VU.CITY Bristol, for example in transforming Temple Meads, has meant greater insight and improved communication and transparency throughout Bristol’s planning process.
Architects working in Bristol, such as FCB Studios and Stride Treglown already know the many advantages of using VU.CITY Bristol, yet there is one major challenge that makes initial feasibility studies difficult… Bristol is built on seven hills. The solution? VU.CITY’s ZTV (Zone of Theoretical Visibility) tool which helps users understand where a development can be seen from different points on the ground around the city.
Bristol City Council has embraced VU.CITY Bristol in helping to turn their visions into reality. The council has used our data layers to help visualise clean air zones, and ZTV to conduct in-depth feasibility studies for ambitious regeneration projects such as Western Harbour, Frome Gateway, Bedminster Green, Hengrove/South Bristol and Avonmouth-Severnside Enterprise Area.
The Temple Quarter regeneration project, set to create 22,000 new jobs, has been designed with insight gained through using VU.CITY Bristol and is set to create a thriving transport hub as well as improved facilities for Bristol University.
Easily test massing to understand design feasibility.
Realise a site’s potential by viewing and assessing recently consented developments across Bristol.
Assess multiple initial massing options at an early stage and GEA potential quickly.
Easily import your designs from external 3D software (such as Revit, Rhino, SketchUp & 3ds Max) into the Bristol model and test how they will work in situ.
Quickly view and assess the initial impact of light from your proposed developments.
Conduct high-level townscape and visual impact assessments. Agree on key views to analyse further.
Save time by eliminating unnecessary views for analysis. Understand where your scheme can be seen from and which views are critical to assess.
Mark up comments and actions and easily collaborate on a site or scheme with project team members.
VU.CITY helps organise, visualise, and analyse city data in the clearest and most accessible way to make better decisions.
Quickly identify and appraise sites. VU.CITY's visualization, design functionality and planning data, allow you to optimise your designs.
Now everyone involved can have a clear, universal understanding of what’s proposed and why, in a single, secure place. VU.CITY makes decision-making democratic and fair.
Remove barriers and minimise risks early. Have confidence in your designs and plans. Increase buy-in for project success.