Friday24 February 2017

Cost model

New Jaguar Land Rover dealership at Manor Royal, Crawley

Cost model: Car showrooms

The motor industry is booming, with showrooms continuing to be built. And with the customer experience at the heart of the schemes, substantial add-on features may be included


Cost model: Palliative care

The demand for high quality healthcare facilities aiming to improve the quality of life of patients with serious illnesses is increasing

London’s Shard tower is an example of a mixed use scheme

Cost model: Mixed use

Shifting economic and social conditions mean developers are increasingly pursuing mixed use schemes but different use classes on a project can cause complications

The IMAX on London’s South Bank has an award-winning design

Cost model: Cinemas

Cinemas can brighten urban areas and masterplans, and need good design and facilities to attract increasingly discerning audiences

Commercial Office Towers

Cost model: Commercial office towers

The number of towers being proposed and developed in London and the UK continues to grow, as does their height

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International costs


International costs 2016

27 Oct 16

Global economic volatility, the UK vote for Brexit and currency fluctuations have triggered big movements in the relative construction costs of world cities

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Infrastructure costs

Infrastructure: Railway stations

20 Sep 16

Ciara Walker and David Rowlinson of Arcadis consider the challenges involved in designing and building railway stations in complex operational environments, and balancing stakeholders’ competing objectives

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Whole-life carbon

Figure 1: Warehouse Relocated: 9 Cambridge Avenue

Whole-life carbon: Circular economy

2 Dec 16

Typical design approaches minimise energy use and then offset to reach net zero – but how reliable is offsetting in reality?

Figure 1: Concrete framed structure in London

Whole-life carbon: Structural systems

19 Apr 16

The embodied carbon of a non-domestic development can be altered to a significant degree depending on the choice of materials used in its structural system

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Sustainability costs

Co-op Manchester

Sustainability: BREEAM in new offices

7 Oct 14

Sweett Group looks at the costs of achieving different ratings under the BREEAM 2014 certification for new offices

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Cost update

Exchange rates

Cost update Q3 2016

Building costs rose overall, with materials cost inflation increasingly contributing to this - labour costs are rising too but at a lower rate

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