A new standard for health and well-being: HS2 quiet spaces technical specification.
Research identified key design principles which informed the final specification, including:
- Providing quiet spaces using a ‘cellular’ approach or as a series of rooms, allows different types of users to be accommodated at the same time whilst avoiding potential conflicts which might arise if they had to use the same room.
- Providing rooms of a ‘neutral’ design means they can be conducive to the needs of a wide range of users, including people from different religious and non-religious backgrounds, as well as to people with different neurological needs, from neurotypical to neurodiverse, thereby making the best use of available space, an important consideration in station design.
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