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Geography Project GCSE

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Introduction

INTRODUCTION & AIMS The aim of this Geography Coursework is to compare two shopping centres within the South-East London shopping hierarchy, establishing key geographical differences between the two shopping centers such as: The frequency of visits, distance willing to travel, sphere of influence, and purchases made at either of the shopping centers by the shoppers. The two shopping centres chosen to investigate for the Geography Coursework are: Bromley - Suburban Business District level and Catford - Neighbourhood level. A shopping hierarchy is a method of showing the importance of shopping centres in order, based upon various services in which a particular shopping centre provides to customers as well as the size of the particular shopping centre. The band in which a shopping centre is ranked, within the shopping centre hierarchy is due to various factors, which have to be taken into consideration, such as: * Sphere of Influence - The distance shoppers are willing too travel to purchase goods form a shopping centre. * Accessibility of the shopping centre for both shoppers and business workers within the CBD - via A&B-roads, Motorways, Dual Carriageways and Bus & Railway Networks. * Parking Facilities located in and around the shopping centre for both shoppers and business workers within the CBD - Multi-Storey Car-parks, (Disabled) Car-parking bays. * The Range & number of shops and services available to shoppers within the shopping centre - Comparison, Specialist, convenience/ Perishable goods * The level of security present for the protection of shoppers - CCTV, Security Guards, Police patrol. * The cleanliness of the shopping centre - Cleaners, Dustbins, Waste Disposal & Recycling sections, Toilet facilities. For the purpose of these comparisons, the class rankings will be split into four bands: 1. REGIONAL 2. SUBURBAN BUSINESS DISTRICT 3. NEIGHBOURHOOD 4. LOCAL CENTRES WITHIN THE LONDON SHOPPING CENTRE HIERACHY - EXAMPLE: 1. * BLUEWATER: GREENHIVE * LAKESIDE: THURROCK * WEST END: LONDON 2. ...read more.

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BROMLEY SHOPPING CENTRE: * The shopper interviewed in Bromley shopping centre lives on Ricketts Hill Road, Tatsfiled and travels a distance of 13.20km in order to get to Bromley shopping centre, using a car as means of transport, the journey time takes approximately 20 minutes to reach Bromley shopping centre. The journey time does not seem to correspond in relation to the great distance traveled by the shopper to Bromley shopping centre, you would expect on average a journey of 13.20km to take at least 45 minutes, however obviously the route in which the shopper takes is generally "traffic free", and her route is most probably along either of the 3 A-ROADS leading into Bromley shopping centre, or even a Dual Carriageway, as the Speed Limit is 60-70mph, 30mph greater than the Speed Limit of Automobiles within Towns and therefore the journey time shall be reduced as the shopper shall be covering more miles per hour and consequently arrive in a reduced time span. The shopper obviously enjoys their infrequent visits to Bromley shopping centre as they said in the Questionnaire, they would not make any changes to the specific area that is Bromley shopping centre, and they are also willing to travel this great distance also because of the wide range of shops available within Bromley shopping centre. * The shopper interviewed in Bromley shopping centre lives on Kirkwood Road, Peckham and travels a distance of 9.00km in order to get to Bromley shopping centre, using a bus as means of transport, the journey time takes approximately 30 minutes to reach Bromley shopping centre. For a shopper to travel 9.00km, in which is just over 5 miles to Bromley shopping centre on a bus is not only a considerable distance but a very tedious journey and therefore a journey lasting 30 minutes on a bus can be considered a very long time. However, this shopper is not considered as being a frequent visitor to Bromley shopping centre traveling to Bromley shopping centre only ...read more.

Conclusion

To extend the Geography Coursework, I could instead of just simply investigating two shopping centres add in a third shopping centre from the Regional shopping centre level of the South- East London Hierarchy, from the list below: * BLUEWATER: GREENHIVE * LAKESIDE: THURROCK * WEST END: LONDON The reason for using a third shopping centre within a higher level of the South- East London shopping Hierarchy, is to check the accuracy and consistency of the three HYPOTHESIS and see whether or not the HYPOTHESIS are valid or invalid when a greater number of shopping centres are taken into account within the Geography Coursework. Note there is no need to investigate shopping centres at Local shopping centre level of the South- East London Hierarchy because Local shopping centres such as: the CO-OP and the Local Newsagents are decreasing in numbers significantly due to high levels of competition from High Street stores and small style chain stores which are taking a great proportion of business and clients from the Local Newsagents and therefore forcing them into closure, these small style chain stores are for example: Tesco Express and B.P Express and Shop. However preferably the third shopping center to investigate from the Out-of-Town shopping centres, would be WEST END: LONDON, because this shopping centre is most similar to the shopping centers investigated, Bromley shopping centre and Catford shopping centre, as both BLUEWATER: GREENHIVE and LAKESIDE: THURROCK, are both Out-of-Town shopping centres therefore the HYPOTHESIS produced will have to be edited to accommodate for the Out-of-Town shopping centre to be represented fairly, the Pedestrian Flow will have less significance within a Out-of-Town shopping centre like BLUEWATER: GREENHIVE and or LAKESIDE: THURROCK because both are enclosed shopping centres. Alternatively instead of focusing solely on the South- East London shopping Hierarchy, I could compare shopping centres within the same level of the shopping Hierarchy, however within different parts of London. For example comparing shopping centers at the, Regional shopping centre level of the London Hierarchy, from North London, East London, South London and West London. ?? ?? ?? ?? ST DUNSTAN'S COLLEGE (10752) LUKE ELLIOTT ...read more.

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