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The Wayfinding Centre is an innovative, multi-functional centre which will be driven by the need to make transport accessible for everyone.

People with an access need can be empowered through practical training and hands-on experience, knowledge and the opportunity to explore all aspects of transport in a safe and controlled environment.

Transport staff, built environment professionals, designers, academics and policy makers will have the opportunity to be upskilled and access resources.

It is a space where all transport stakeholders bring unique perspectives to collaborate, co-create solutions, co-design foundations, develop views and test theories to ultimately ensure equity and inclusion are forefront of any transport development agenda.

Located in the former Smurfit Kappa Printworks site on the Botanic Road, Glasnevin. The Wayfinding Centre will provide a safe indoor environment which replicates the real-world experience of using public transport including lighting, acoustics, hazards and the built environment that surrounds public transport.

Our Facilities

The Wayfinding Centre boasts a range of state-of-the-art equipment, technology and excellent facilities that clients and partners can take advantage of.

The learning space includes:

  • Plane and airport infrastructure
  • Train carriage and platform
  • Luas carriage and platform
  • Double decker bus and bus stop
  • Coach and coach stop
  • Accessible taxi
  • Roads, crossings and streetscape connecting all the modes of transport
  • High tech training rooms
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A Space for Practical Innovation, Research and Experience

This living lab provides a high-tech innovation & research space:

  • Bridging the gap between professional practice, design and lived experience
  • Test, Trial, Learn
  • User Testing & Pilot Projects

Amenities also include training rooms, coffee/tea area, accessible car parking, changing places, family room, dog spending facility.