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Article in Building Design: How social distancing should change the way you design places

September 28, 2020

Dr. Aoife Hunt on what you need to consider when designing retail, leisure and office spaces.

An extract from the article in Building Design: How social distancing should change the way you design places

By Dr. Aoife Hunt

28th September 2020

"Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the way we live our lives, our movement and our behaviours. The introduction of social distance as a normality of everyday life has posed a significant challenge for designers who must now reconsider the space we inhabit in order to deliver maximum occupancy while meeting safety requirements. For building owners and operators, space is linked to productivity. Limiting the staff on the ground or the number of visitors who can access facilities effectively puts a cap on the maximum productivity potential of that space, and that can significantly impact the bottom line."

SUBSCRIBERS CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON BUILDING DESIGN HERE.