Intelligent Space Partnership


About us


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Intelligent Space is a consultancy providing expertise on pedestrian movement and space use. We work to help improve public space, minimise social risks and maximise economic benefits. The practice uses science-based methods to turn pedestrian movement from an undervalued resource into a tangible and manageable asset.

Intelligent Space is based in central London and carries out projects on an international level. Since its foundation in 2000,Intelligent Space has been working for renowned clients among government bodies, property owners, developers and consultants. The work of the practice is cited in the Department for Transport's good practice casebook "Walking: The Way Ahead" . ISP won the 2002 AGI Innovation Award for the analysis of crowding at Notting Hill Carnival and ISP were independent cross party technical advisors to the 2002 UK Parliamentary Debate on Walking in Towns and Cities.

Intelligent Space has pioneered the introduction of science based modelling to enable clients to professionally manage pedestrian flows. The practice adds significant value using:

  • Empirically tested methods that have been independently validated by Transport for London
  • State of the art ‘Fathom’ software specifically developed for pedestrian modelling
  • Broad range of experience with the needs of all actors and stakeholders in the built environment
  • Multi-disciplinary approach allowing flexible response to client needs
  • Independent advice on pedestrian and public space use issues
  • Outcomes of our work

  • Integrating transport systems
  • Improving road safety
  • Supporting the profitability of retail
  • Enhancing the urban flair of public spaces
  • Reducing design errors and risk
  • Testing wayfinding, legibility and natural surveillance
  • Supporting sustainable cities
  • "Intelligent Space [are] the leading experts in pedestrian movement and safety...The evidence presented by Intelligent Space has been absolutely invaluable"
    Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London 2000-2008












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