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    Mini cost model: The evolution of retail


    Despite reports of the death of the retail centre, the truth is that owners, developers and local authorities are adapting to use their spaces and assets in new and diverse ways

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    Cost model: Airport facilities


    Airports are facing unprecedented demand and growth, coupled with increased passenger expectations – meaning terminal buildings need to catch up

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    Cost model: Logistics


    A growing online population with evolving buying behaviours will require a dynamic and agile logistics network from UK retailers keen to maximise opportunities in this fast-moving market. Ian Brebner of Aecom looks at the key issues affecting the sector and assesses the costs for an air cargo hub

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    Cost model: Transport-led development


    Building on top of and around transport hubs such as rail and bus stations can create much needed new homes in ideally connected locations, but the viability of such transport-oriented developments depends on complex factors

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    Cost model: Primary care


    Mark Robinson of Aecom and Marc Levinson of Murphy Philipps Architects report on how primary care is at the forefront of this challenge and how construction can respond

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    Cost model: Services for tall buildings


    Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are a particular challenge for tall buildings, with their own considerations and commercial drivers. Alinea Consulting details the factors and costs for office towers

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    Cost model: Garden towns and villages


    The government is calling for a new generation of garden towns and villages to ease the housing crisis. More sophisticated masterplanning approaches are needed to deliver these complicated projects

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    Cost model: Office fit-out


    Office occupiers and their employees are demanding space that supports new, more efficient ways of working, with a range of environments within a building tailored to different activities. What are the implications for workplace design and fit-out? Martin Kellett and Nicola Gillen of Aecom explain

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    Cost model: Operating theatres


    It is critical to ensure that surgical theatres are fit for purpose and appropriate for rapidly advancing medical practices

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    Cost model: New-build concert halls


    As cultural icons they can make a huge contribution to any city, but concert halls can have costs and a complexity of scale to match