Cost Data

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    International cost comparison 2020

    2020-09-25T05:00:00Z

    Global recession is a fact. What does this mean for the global construction sector, and can construction come to the rescue of the broader economy, asks Agnieszka Krzyzaniak of Arcadis

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    Cost model: Garden communities

    2020-09-15T05:00:00Z

    Low-density rural housing schemes offer an opportunity for true net zero carbon development: from site-wide renewable energy strategies to low-carbon homes delivered through modern methods of construction. Aecom’s Richard Green, Miles Attenborough, Rob Mills and Paul Wilcock explore the benefits and costs

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    Cost model: CLT frame buildings

    2020-07-30T05:00:00Z

    The rapidly expanding use of CLT saw its trajectory arrested in the UK by new regulations in the wake of Grenfell, but if safe solutions can be found then the material offers considerable cost and climate advantages over more traditional frame solutions. Alinea breaks down the costs 

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    Cost model: Film and TV studios

    2020-06-26T05:00:00Z

    Even before the pandemic, home streaming of films and TV shows was growing rapidly, feeding demand for new facilities that can create compelling material for these platforms. Aecom’s Paul Davis, Laura Jevons, Ben Hooker and Tim Jackson examine the key cost drivers of building a new studio or sound stage ...

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    Cost model: Primary healthcare centres

    2020-05-29T05:00:00Z

    An area of growing focus for NHS investment is the improvement of primary healthcare buildings. Aecom explores how they can provide modern, fit-for-purpose care environments, giving a cost breakdown for an example fit-out

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    Cost model: London office refurb

    2020-04-14T05:00:00Z

    With a lower carbon impact than new-build and the potential for repurposing existing stock into attention‑grabbing schemes, refurbishment is more than ever a serious prospect for London developers 

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    Crisis prompts overhaul of procurement methods to speed up contract awards

    2020-03-23T06:00:00Z

    Government says ‘extreme urgency’ of situation means public sector will have to quicken up appointments

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    Cost model: Tall buildings

    2020-03-02T06:00:00Z

    London was slow to adopt tower building but the City’s distinctive skyline shows how much attitudes have changed

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    Cost model: Birmingham build to rent

    2020-01-23T06:00:00Z

    Birmingham’s build-to-rent sector is belatedly taking off

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    Cost model: Mixed-use hotel schemes

    2019-12-12T05:57:00Z

    New hotels are increasingly being built as part of larger, mixed-use projects – and 60% of hotel construction is now happening outside London

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    Cost model: Higher education refurbishment

    2019-11-08T06:00:00Z

    UK higher education attracts students from all over the world – this is good for construction, as universities and colleges renew and upgrade campuses and facilities

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    Cost model: London fringe offices

    2019-09-10T05:00:00Z

    Developing office schemes here requires a careful balancing of the need to maximise tenant appeal against the constraints of lower rental income

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    International cost comparison 2019

    2019-08-30T05:00:00Z

    A slowdown in the growth of the global economy brings both challenges and opportunities for the construction sector around the world, alongside some cause for cautious optimism, says Agnieszka Krzyzaniak of Arcadis

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    Cost model: Reinventing retail assets

    2019-08-02T05:00:00Z

    In the face of tough market conditions, landlords, developers and owner/occupier retailers are looking at new business models

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    Cost model: Manchester residential

    2019-05-28T05:00:00Z

    The city is proving resilient to the UK’s political uncertainty, with a development scene that continues to expand in response to growing demand for housing

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    Cost model: Mental health facilities

    2019-04-10T05:00:00Z

    With mental ill health rising and models of care evolving, we need new facilities that fulfil modern mental healthcare requirements

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    Cost model: Life sciences buildings

    2019-02-22T06:00:00Z

    Research methods in the life sciences are developing at an unprecedented rate, so how can our buildings keep up with these developments?

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    Mini cost model: The evolution of retail

    2019-01-15T06:00:00Z

    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 update Q3 2018

    2018-12-11T12:46:00Z

    A quarterly analysis of changes to the main construction cost indices, material prices and labour costs shows continuing upward movement

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    Cost model: Airport facilities

    2018-11-05T09:10:00Z

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