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Designing a Research Centre

Canter, David V. (1996) Designing a Research Centre. In: Psychology in Action. Dartmouth Benchmark Series . Dartmouth Publishing Company, Hantshire, UK, pp. 255-274. ISBN 1855213656

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    Thornton Research Centre (TRC) is a major research site for Shell, housed at
    the base of the Wirral Peninsula about 20 miles south west of Liverpool. During
    1993 it was decided that the existing rather extensive mixture of buildings should
    be refurbished, some pulled down, with new more coherent buildings to replace
    them being needed. This was to be part of a general plan to rejuvenate research
    activities in preparation for the 21st Century and the many emerging
    technological developments. It was decided that the planning of the whole new
    site and the design of the new research laboratories should benefit from
    environmental psychology input. I was approached before any architects were
    appointed, but after preliminary planning had taken place, to carry out a series
    of studies that would provide the strategic basis for the planning and design.
    The projects had to be completed over a period of a few months in a context
    that I knew, from previous experience, would change during our involvement.
    In fact one set of architects came and went during the project and a research
    centre in the South of England, at Sittingbourne, was brought into the plan and
    had to be included in the study.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 10:32
    Last Modified: 23 Dec 2010 14:08


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