Metric Data 04 Circulation and Space

Metric Data 04: Circulation and space


In Metric Data 04 we look at the circulation and space. This includes details such as space requirements for people next to each other, in a queue, corridor width requirements, wheelchair passing space and much more. These dimensions are useful when planning spaces and developing designs.


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Space requirements

People next to each other

width one person: 625mm

two people next to each other: 1150mm

four people next to each other: 2250mm

People in a queue

one person: 375mm

spaced queue four people: 1875mm

Corridor widths

width for one person: 750mm

width for two people passing: 1400mm


space requirement for two people


space requirement for four people

space requirement for people in a queue

width of two people passing

Average dimensions for wheelchair circulation

large wheelchair turning circle: 1700mm

medium wheelchair turning circle: 1500mm

small wheelchair turning circle: 1245mm

two wheelchairs passing: 1800mm

single wheelchair: 900mm

Other dimensions

width of person with crutches: 840mm

width of person with stick: 660mm

person with walking frame: 760mm

turning circle for large wheelchair

turning circle for standard wheelchair

turning circle for indoor wheelchair

width of person on crutches

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Information based on average data for British men and women.

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