Liverpool

Liverpool

VU.CITY Liverpool is revolutionising the design and planning process.

VU.CITY's 15cm accurate, fully interactive and immersive model of Liverpool creates a virtual environment in which to test new ideas, with rich functionality and data, and lead to a clear understanding of what’s proposed for better decision-making and positive outcomes.

127sq km
MODELLED TO 15CM ACCURACY
226,909
TREES, ACCURATE TO HEIGHT & CANOPY
95,447
Buildings

Liverpool has an impressive cultural heritage, with magnificent buildings including two striking cathedrals and neoclassical St George's Hall. Its ongoing urban regeneration programme is transforming what was once a dilapidated city centre into one of northern England’s most pleasant cities. The future of the Liverpool City Region is full of excitement: a region worth £23bn annually to UK PLC with an array of forthcoming billion-pound regeneration schemes and multi-million-pound development initiatives. 

Digitisation of planning and design will be crucial to proposals becoming a reality. By using VU.CITY, architects and developers can easily view the feasibility of a proposed project in context and understand the visual impact on Liverpool’s listed buildings early on.

The regeneration is also the opportunity to enable open discussion and collaboration on some of the most exciting schemes in the North West built environment. VU.CITY enables architects, planners and developers to make presentations and reports of exceptional clarity with multiple high quality images to increase understanding, support and buy-in by clients and local planning officers.

Architects, planners and developers use VU.CITY Liverpool to address fundamental questions around planning and development such as ‘What will the development look like?’, 'Who will it affect?’, 'How might it affect them?’ Our 3D model of Liverpool helps every party involved to organise, visualise and analyse city data in the clearest and most accessible way to get the right answers to make the best decisions.

VU.CITY Liverpool: Highlights

Create, edit and assess massing

Easily test massing to understand design feasibility.

Assess multiple initial massing options at an early stage and GEA potential quickly with VU.CITY Liverpool.
Test Massing

Assess multiple initial massing options at an early stage and GEA potential quickly.

VU.CITY Consented Schemes Timeline. View all major consented schemes across Liverpool.
Consented Schemes Timeline

Realise a site’s potential by viewing and assessing recently consented developments across Liverpool.

Easily import your designs from external 3D software (such as Revit, Rhino, SketchUp & 3ds Max) into the Liverpool model and test how they will work in situ.
Import Designs

Easily import your designs from external 3D software (such as Revit, Rhino, SketchUp & 3ds Max) into the Liverpool model and test how they will work in situ.

Quickly view and assess the initial impact of light from your proposed developments in VU.CITY’s model of Liverpool.
Sunlight Analysis

Quickly view and assess the initial impact of light from your proposed developments.

Conduct high-level townscape and visual impact assessments with an accurate 3D model of Liverpool.
Camera Studies

Conduct high-level townscape and visual impact assessments. Agree on key views to analyse further.

Use an accurate 3D model of Liverpool to assess where your scheme can be seen from with Zone of Theoretical Visibility.
Zone of Theoretical Visibility

Save time by eliminating unnecessary views for analysis. Understand where your scheme can be seen from and which views are critical to assess.

Work more collaboratively on designs with VU.CITY's 3D model of Liverpool
Annotate with Tags

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

Data Layers

Consented Schemes Timeline
Listed Buildings
Trees
Land Registry Query

Liverpool Coverage

Can't see your area? Request coverage.  
VU.CITY is constantly expanding in coverage.

SUBMITTING A SCHEME FOR ANALYSIS

How can using VU.CITY benefit my application?

Create smart cities the smart way

VU.CITY helps organise, visualise, and analyse city data in the clearest and most accessible way to make better decisions.

VU.CITY covers the whole of London and 21 major UK and international cities.

Quickly identify and appraise sites.  VU.CITY's visualization, design functionality and planning data, allow you to optimise your designs.

Transform design and planning

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.

Build trust and collaboration

Remove barriers and minimise risks early. Have confidence in your designs and plans. Increase buy-in for project success.

Improve
outcomes
Test out ideas in situ, from one building to a masterplan. Create your vision and submissions with confidence.
Collate site information in one place
Communicate complex spatial arrangements
Make documentation stand up and stand out
Speed up planning conversations
Strengthen relationships
Create winning submissions
Discover where there is potential for change, and help everyone easily understand what’s involved and why.
Collate site information in one place
Communicate complex spatial arrangements
Speed up the planning process
Speed up planning conversations
Strengthen relationships
Create winning submissions
Reduce guesswork and unwanted costs – make the right decisions for the right outcomes, faster.
Appraise site capacity and viability, faster
Save time and costs through collaboration
Reduce planning uncertainties; increase buy-in
Speed up the planning process with better informed decisions
Sell or lease earlier to realise profits sooner
Understand designs and plans with ease, and make decisions with clarity to benefit your city and your communities.
Make the best possible decisions, quicker
Collate site, scheme and planning information in one place
Standardise decision-making
Have informed and transparent conversations
Improve how you consult on policies and plans
Understand the cumulative effects of planning changes

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
"VU.CITY gives us the full visual story in a matter of seconds."
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Paul Finch
Editor - Architects Journal
"The digitisation of planning as outlined in the Whitepaper presents an exciting step in speeding up the planning process and improving engagement with communities. We are already working with VU.CITY and some of our local authority partners to be a leader in digital consultation in line with the ambitions outlined in the new government Whitepaper."
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David Bloy
Planning Director - British Land