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Space Syntax was an industrial sponsor and project manager in the “RaCMIT” (Refurbishment and Customer Movement Integration Tool) research project. We worked alongside University College London, Railtrack PLC, British Land PLC and Laing PLC. The research investigated the effects of refurbishment in complex buildings on pedestrian movement patterns, and developed a model for forecasting the likely effects of proposed refurbishment works.
The research project analysed two case studies where the interaction between refurbishment and pedestrian movement is critical to business performance.
The objectives of the research at Victoria have been to investigate differences in pedestrian activity before and during refurbishment works in the station. These involved the closure of an important pedestrian route into the station.
In particular, the research has aimed to: