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The Hybrid High Street Retail Store: An Optimisation Method for Retail Store Conversion to Community Use

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Publication date21/05/2021
Host publicationSPACE International Conference 2021 on Architectural Design and Theory Proceedings
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherStudies of Planning and Architecture Consulting and Education
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781916284180
ISBN (Print)9781916284197
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventSPACE International Conference: Computer Aided Design in Architecture and Urban Planning - Virtual, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 23/04/202024/04/2021
https://spacestudies.co.uk/conference/space-international-conference-2021-on-computer-aided-design-in-architecture-and-urban-planning/

Conference

ConferenceSPACE International Conference
Abbreviated titleSPACE
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period23/04/2024/04/21
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Conference

ConferenceSPACE International Conference
Abbreviated titleSPACE
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period23/04/2024/04/21
Internet address

Abstract

The research addresses the decline of UK high street retail by providing a methodology for the multi‐objective optimisation of existing retail stores to generate the most efficient layout for a new hybrid community‐use model. The work involves a live test case in Wigan, converted into a series of diverse hybridised community spaces. A unique Grasshopper and Rhino definition tested fitness values including cost, shelf space and efficiency of retail area in parallel with optimised conversion layouts for a diverse range of community uses in the same space including as a cooking school, baby room and art gallery. The work goes on to evaluate the success of different community use cases and demonstrates the viability of the method through the testing of a unique 1:1 multi‐adaptable modular furniture system.