All Cost model articles

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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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    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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    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 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

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    Cost model: Logistics

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    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

    2018-06-12T06:00:00Z

    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

    2018-04-13T06:00:00Z

    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

    2018-02-26T06:30:00Z

    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