A Digital Twin of Resilient Future Retail Centres for Post Pandemic Social and Economic Recovery

Please note the deadline for this opportunity has now passed and we will not be accepting further applications. 

Retail centres provide a hub for social and economic interactions, playing an important role in supporting  the economy and our communities including both leisure and cultural activities.  Changing consumer preferences  that include the impact of online retail are however affecting the sustainability of some retail centres, trends that have been exacerbated during the pandemic. There is a clear need to better understand how the functions and use of retail centres are changing (and why), and how they can be best managed and supported to plan for a sustainable and resilient recovery from the pandemic.

This project will develop a Digital Twin of retail centre form and function within Liverpool City Region, embedding a range of data about the dynamics of retail centre use and their characteristics. Working in partnership with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and other retail stakeholder, models will be developed to test scenarios for enhancing recovery and ensuring greater future retail centre resilience.

Project reference: LV63

Application deadline: 1st April 2022

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