VU.CITY Portsmouth helps all stakeholders assess the impact of schemes at an early stage, saving time, costs and headaches for everyone.
A more inclusive and clearer design and planning process - through having a 3D interactive model of Portsmouth - is resulting in a smoother and quicker outcome.
Portsmouth has a strong marine heritage, with a naval dock and ferry port. It is the UK's only island city and is extremely flat and low lying; its island location leads it to being very constrained, with limited large sites for development, and additional complications including flood risk sites, contaminated land and nature conservation.
The west side of Portsmouth is commercial focussed, with the city centre and docklands, while its east side features residential areas with open spaces, and the southern part is defined by the seafront, historical fortifications and residential areas.
Award winning schemes, such as Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower, have revitalised the city, and there is plenty of opportunity to be explored in the UK’s most densely populated city outside of London, particularly in its designated Tall Building Areas.
Users of VU.CITY Portsmouth include Portsmouth City Council and Hawkins\Brown who are using the model’s many benefits, from being able to understand and assess a site’s opportunities and challenges, testing refined designs in context, enhancing pre-app conversations and planning submissions, to improving how everyone involved collaborates.
Easily test massing to understand design feasibility.
Assess multiple initial massing options at an early stage and GEA potential quickly.
Realise a site’s potential by viewing and assessing recently consented developments across Portsmouth.
Easily import your designs from external 3D software (such as Revit, Rhino, SketchUp & 3ds Max) into the Portsmouth 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.