Movement Strategies has been awarded funding from The Geospatial Commission through the Innovate UK transport location data competition.
Our Executive Director, Simon Ancliffe, will join a live panel talk on Wednesday 18th November 19:10 GMT / 13:10 Central Time: 'Balancing Health, Safety & Capacity On Event Day'
Our Executive Director, Simon Ancliffe, will join the panel talk with a live Q&A on Wednesday 28th October 2020 at 17:00 GMT: "The New Fan Journey Explores Access, Ingress, and Egress"
Dr. Aoife Hunt on what you need to consider when designing retail, leisure and office spaces.
Professor Steve Gwynne, alongside colleagues at Lund University, Sweden and the National Research Council, Canada have recently published a review on "Guidance on Design and Construction of the Built Environment Against Wildland Urban Interface Fire Hazard"
Simon Owen, Director of Movement Consulting, spoke to Sky News on the key role technology plays in getting fans back into seats.
Professor. Steve Gwynne, alongside colleagues at Lund University, School of Built Environment, Massey University and NIST, USA have recently published a paper on "Calibrating the Wildfire Decision Model using hybrid choice modelling".
Dr. Aoife Hunt spoke to BBC News about the role of crowd data and microsimulation and the role it plays in keeping people safe in stadiums.
Dr. Aoife Hunt discusses what the new sporting landscape might eventually look like in the 'new normal' we find ourselves in.
The Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference (FEMTC) is an biennial international event, hosted by Thunderhead Engineering, featuring technical presentations from industry experts.
Learn more about how Movement Strategies and Autodesk are helping to navigate this new normal.
Movement Strategies was commissioned by the SGSA and EFL to assess the application of social distancing at professional football grounds, and this work has now been carried out.
Following on from the project by the EFL and the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) that looked at the safe application of social distancing at football grounds, Movement Strategies will assess the pilot events at Abbey Stadium on behalf of the EFL, SGSA and DCMS in line with the Governments pilot scheme.
Congratulations to Dr. Aoife Hunt who is the winner of the latest Chairman's Award for Technical Excellence.
We have partnered with Autodesk to share the latest design methods and technologies in a live webinar panel discussion on Wednesday 9th September 2020 16:00 BST / 8:00 PCT
Dr Aoife Hunt, Associate Director at Movement Strategies spoke with The Athletic about the return of spectators to sports grounds.
What is the future of crowd planning? GHD's Aoife Hunt provides insight during her recent podcast segment with The Anfield Wrap.
The UK Government is planning for the safe return of spectators to live sport from October 2020. Movement Strategies has been commissioned by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) to support the evaluation of social distancing measures at a series of upcoming pilot sporting events to enable the safe re-opening of sports venues in the future.
Movement Strategies will be working alongside the SGSA, UK Sport and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to observe pilot events, for which only a proportion of each venue will be opened up at the pilot stage.
Movement Strategies has partnered with Autodesk, the world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, to help organisations design for social distancing.
Professor Steve Gwynne, alongside colleagues at Underwriters Laboratories, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Research Council Canada have recently published a paper on "A review of post-incident studies for wildland-urban interface fires"
Football clubs are seeking specialist safety advice on how to bring fans back to games in a first step towards supporters returning.
A particular type of simulation - known as agent-based modelling - tries to understand how individuals in a crowd will behave...
Our Executive Director, Simon Ancliffe will join a live webinar panel on Tuesday 30 June 2020 at 12.00GMT: "Back in play: Re opening sports venues"
This paper discusses the impact of crowd composition on egress performance. Same stadium, different events, different crowds. How does the crowd egress change?
Dr Aoife Hunt, Associate Director at Movement Strategies (a GHD company) recently joined the BBC 4 Radio show "More or Less: Behind the Statistics"
A recent online poll* held by GHD, one of the world’s leading professional services companies, revealed that 70% of respondents do not feel comfortable returning to work unless social distancing measures are in place. The survey also showed that 60% of participants would like to see more permanent social distancing measures implemented at their workplace following the crisis.
This article discusses the impact of the innovations in technology (e.g. augmented/virtual reality etc.) and how they offer significant opportunities for a “next generation” of evidence-based evacuation drills.
Dr. Steve Gwynne and Dr. Aoife Hunt, alongside colleagues from the University of Mons, University of Massey and Evacuation have co-authored a research article - Human behaviour during a healthcare facility evacuation drills: Investigation of pre-evacuation and travel phases.
What can be done to help prepare the healthcare sector for the new challenges post Covid-19?
This report provides insights into social distancing measures of several countries during the COVID-19 crisis.
Movement Strategies has been appointed by Historic Royal Palaces to support its planning to re-open the Tower of London safely and implement social distancing measures.
Movement Insights as the industry solution to measure recovery on the High Street and in retail spaces
Dr. Aoife Hunt, Associate Director with Movement Strategies (A GHD Company), provides measurable insights and actionable advice on social distancing measures is this short video.
Our Healthcare Lead, Dr Aoife Hunt, has published her research on simulating hospital evacuation.
Movement Strategies has been commissioned to support Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust in their planning of Covid-19 social distancing strategies for staff, patients and visitors.
UK people movement and analytics business, Movement Strategies, has joined forces with global consultancy, GHD Group.
Movement Strategies has been commissioned to undertake visitor movement studies for Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and Urquhart Castle.
Movement Strategies has been commissioned to provide design and operation advice for four pavilions for the Dubai Expo 2020.
Movement Strategies was engaged by the City of Sydney to undertake a review of the Integrated Crowd Management Plan (ICMP) for Sydney New Year’s Eve 2018.
LICAMPA are constructing an 18,600 multipurpose arena capable of hosting national and international sporting events with a key focus on Basketball for the Valencia Basketball team.
Andy joins Movement Strategies with over 20 years’ experience developing products in the tech and telecommunications space, working in senior strategic roles in Silicon Valley, the UK and Asia Pacific with Skype, Microsoft, HP Inc, 3 Mobile and the GSMA.
Movement Strategies has launched a Software as a Service (SaaS) product, Movement Insights, at the Retail Expo 2019 which provides actionable insights via a web-based dashboard. The product ingests a range of rich data sets and reports insights at an aggregated level in line with data privacy guidelines and regulations, including GDPR.
We are delighted to be part of the Gustafson Porter + Bowman led team announced recently by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, as the winners of a design competition [Site Tour Eiffel: Découvrir/Approcher/Visiter] for the development of the Eiffel Tower site in advance of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Our team will provide analysis and advice to ensure a well-managed, safe and enjoyable crowd experience.
We will be supporting the design team to ensure the new headquarters are integrated with the surrounding urban network, providing a seamless experience for those using the site.
A recent article by the BBC draws on the subject of women's toilets being an issue for the West End Theatres. We have recently supported the refurbishment and sanitary enhancement plans for a premier theatre in the West End.
Over the past 3 years we have collaborated with the Consumer Data Research Centre’s (CDRC) MSc dissertation programme, providing University students with the opportunity to conduct research with one of our proprietary data sets.
For the past year, we have been sharing our technical expertise and experience as an input to the drafting process of the 6th edition of the Guide to Safety at Sports Ground.
We have been appointed to develop a vertical circulation strategy for the peak construction phases for 22 Bishopsgate, London’s latest skyscraper.
To service our growing pipeline of work we’ve significantly grown our team in the last 4 months, across both the Movement Consulting and Movement Analytics teams.
Movement Strategies has been commissioned by the National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) to conduct a visitor movement study of its Prince’s Mansion site in central Copenhagen.
Movement Strategies has been appointed as a people movement specialist in a team led by Kathryn Gustafson from Gustafson Porter and Bowman, to develop new design proposals for the wider Eiffel Tower site in Paris.
Movement Strategies are delighted to announce Dr Steve Gwynne will be joining the team from 29th October.
Movement Strategies are delighted to have advised on crowd movement for Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, a multi-use stadium with a capacity of 36,000, used mainly for football.
Managing Director, Simon Babes, has been appointed to the Railway Industry Association (RIA) Board. Simon joins the Board, which includes Chief Executives and Senior Directors from across the rail industry, as Chair of the SME Group where he leads activities promoting the role of RIA’s small and medium sized members.
Accreditation of suppliers is increasingly becoming an important component of our Client’s assurance framework and Movement Strategies continues to secure accreditation from relevant bodies. Recent milestones include Cyber Essentials Plus certification and Constructionline Level 2 accreditation and we continue to work towards ISO27001 accreditation.
We have been commissioned by Greenshaw High School to analyse the circulation of students throughout the school to help them to plan for the movement of students between classes.
Simon Babes, Movement Strategies’ Managing Director joined a UK Rail Delegation, led by Lord Faulkner, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Taiwan, to Taipei on 29 and 30 January 2018. The 2 day Trade Mission included meetings with the Minister of Transport and Communications (MOTC), Department of Rapid Transit Systems of Taipei City, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation, other City Metro authorities, Taiwan Railway Administration and the Bureau of High Speed Rail.
Andrew Graham has joined Movement Strategies’ Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director.
Movement Strategies are pleased to announce their recent appointment as part of the design team led by BDP to masterplan the redevelopment of Manchester Airport’s Ground Transport Interchange (GTI).
Congratulations to Christian Tonge who has won the runners-up prize for his dissertation titled "An exploration of mobile data: towards proximity based passenger sensing on public transport".
The objective of the Crowded Places guidance is to maximise survivability of the public during evacuation and invacuation scenarios.
Movement Strategies is advising Siemens as they design their next generation trains for the European market.
Movement Strategies has been appointed by Historic Environment Scotland to review visitor flow, behaviour and experience at Edinburgh Castle.
Movement Strategies are delighted to have been appointed by GOLDOC and Department of Transport and Main Roads for Queensland, via Jacobs, providing crowd movement advice for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Movement Strategies was commissioned by the Notting Hill Strategic Partners Group to advise on crowd dynamics at the Notting Hill Carnival, the largest Carnival in Europe, held in West London over 3 days in August every year.
The Glasgow Queen Street Station redevelopment is part of the £742 million Scottish government’s Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) to upgrade the intercity rail infrastructure to provide an 8 million passenger capacity increase by 2030.
The Yas Arena will be the first multi-purpose arena in Abu Dhabi and will be the anchor for the East end of Yas Bay.
DIT wants to ensure that the pavilion provides an outstanding experience for the visiting public and VIPs, thereby enhancing the international reputation of the UK.
We were commissioned in early 2015 by Quintain to provide support across a wide range of design and operational workstreams associated with the development of the Masterplan for Wembley Park.
Simon Ancliffe, Chairman of Movement Strategies, will be speaking at the People Movement and Management Show on 19 July 2017 in Derby.
This year Movement Strategies' Civic + Cultural team will be exhibiting and speaking at the Museum and Heritage show on 17-18 May at Olympia.
The National Army Museum has reopened its doors to the public this month after a two year redevelopment programme.
InnovateUK funded proof of concept will provide a model for Transport for Greater Manchester to deliver demand-based public transport services.
A new and exclusive programme, The Mayor's International Business Programme supports international growth ambitions.
Movement Strategies have joined the the TravelSpirit network, a highly dynamic collaborative community project.
An article by Movement Strategies Chairman, Simon Ancliffe, has been featured in the January 2017 edition of Perspectives in Public Health, SAGE Journals.
We are pleased to have been appointed by the Notting Hill Carnival Strategic Partners Group to provide expert crowd dynamics advice for the Carnival.
Movement Strategies have been appointed by the Aurecon, Jacobs, Mott Macdonald Joint Venture (AJM) to undertake a review of work done to date to assess the time taken for passengers to board and alight trains in Melbourne, once the Metro Tunnel Project has been implemented.
This award recognises the role Movement Strategies played in leading the development of crowd modelling & consultancy for major events to make them safer, while making them more enjoyable for visitors and successful for organisers.
Movement Strategies have been selected for another project in France, to support the development of the MuSaMa, le Musée du savon de Marseille.
Sheffield Smart Lab was launched in summer 2015, calling out to entrepreneurs and innovators across the world who had forward-thinking solutions to the challenges faced by Sheffield currently and in the decades to come.
Movement Strategies will be taking part in the London Transport Museum’s first ever Late Debate which takes place on the evening of Thursday 28 July.
Movement Strategies are pleased to be part of the winning team in the Create Streets Paddington Place Competition, which was awarded to JTP and Civic Voice, for the highest quality urban design proposal.
48 businesses selected for growth programme designed by Government, universities, entrepreneurs and leading UK corporates.
FC Barcelona selected HOK and Barcelona-based TAC Arquitectes to design the New Palau Blaugrana.
We are delighted by the news that the planning applications for Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Wimbledon’s new stadia were both approved this week, thanks to consultancy from Movement Strategies.
Movement Strategies are delighted to have been selected by Ferrovial, Sheffield City Council and Amey to take part in ‘Sheffield Smart Lab’. Sheffield Smart Lab is a tremendous opportunity for the private sector to demonstrate how pioneering work can support the strengthening of our cities and promote Sheffield as a city of innovation.
Award-winning technology start-up Crowd Connected Ltd, developer of the patent-pending Colocator platform, today announced it has signed a major collaboration agreement with Movement Strategies.
Simon Ancliffe, CEO of Movement Strategies met UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the UK’s National Day at Milan Expo 2015
The UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo has opened its doors to the public on 1st May. In keeping with the Expo’s theme, Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, the Hive designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress and architects BDP follows the plight and journey of the bee through a typical British garden.
It’s exciting to hear that International Athletics is returning to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in July, as part of a month-long Festival of Athletics.