WHAT WE DID
Following the events of 9/11, Canary Wharf Group enhanced its resilience plans, and commissioned Movement Strategies to prepare an estate-wide evacuation plan for 150,000
We developed evacuation modelling tools to test and optimise the time taken for tenants to evacuate the estate in a safe manner, and created real-time information and decision-making tools to respond to the many scenarios tested.
We continue to update the plans to reflect the changes in the intervening years and to accommodate the planned expansion of the estate, when the total day time occupancy is forecast to reach 200,000.
These included bespoke response plans for each tenant, so that the evacuation plan was sufficiently detailed for each organisation, yet coherent across the estate, this ensuring the movement was as efficient and safe as possible.
We consulted stakeholders and developed a ‘playbook’ of evacuation scenarios, providing routing strategies for the whole estate to evacuate safely, alongside metrics on expected dispersal times. The deliverables help Canary Wharf Group plan for emergencies.