All Cost model articles – Page 4

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    Cost model: Libraries


    What is in store for the library? Daniel Pomfrett of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, and Stuart Hill of Schmidt Hammer Lassen, look at design and cost challenges for the next generation of buildings

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    Cost model: Standardised schools


    As the James Review made clear, the future of schoolbuilding lies with low-cost standard solutions, much as it did in the fifties. Darren Talbot and Stuart Francis of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, offer an overview of this burgeoning market and consider the costs

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    Cost model: Temporary venues


    With the popularity of global sporting events continuing to grow against a background of economic uncertainty and the need for reducing public expenditure, Hein le Roux of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, examines the pros and cons of using temporary venues for sporting events

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    Cost model: Small projects


    With low availability of space and pressure to reduce costs, more small projects are being built - especially with high demand for affordable housing, care homes and office fit-out. Peter Fordham, Simon Hughes and Paul Donlen of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, cost it up

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    Cost model: Residential


    Office-to-residential conversions may become increasingly popular, so what does it cost to turn a commercial space into a home? Ben de Waal and Chris Amesbury of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, look at the conditions needed for success and the key financial considerations

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    Cost update: Q2 2011


    Everything’s on the up - input costs, inflation and, more positively, building operatives’ wages and construction earnings. Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, reports

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    Cost model: low-cost academies



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    Cost model: Global manufacturing


    With manufacturing in many countries showing strong signs of recovery, the development of new manufacturing facilities is required to keep pace with contemporary process and technologies, say Mike Wilcock and Miles Jenkins of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company

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    Cost model: City of London offices


    With uncertain prospects for finance, recovery in office development is likely to remain cautious. Refurbishment and reuse will remain alternatives but the low-carbon agenda will transform both these and new build, say Iain Parker and Graham Jones of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company

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    Cost model: small projects


    In these difficult economic times, small projects are not to be sniffed at. David Holmes and Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, cost up some of the most common kinds

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    Cost model: Food retail


    The combination of recession and increasing interest rates will result in reduced delivery of retail space over the next few years. This means food retailers must maximise existing assets, say Paul Zuccherelli and Ben McCafferty of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company

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    Cost model update: small projects


    The recent changes to Part L could add up to 8% to the capital cost of building, says David Holmes of Davis Langdon. This is what that will mean for primary schools, social housing and small industrial units

  • Igloo Regeneration’s first development in London includes one block built to level four of the Code for Sustainable Homes

    Cost model: Part L for residential


    Housing developers face some interesting choices when complying with the new Part L. Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon and Tom Lelyveld of Aecom consider some of the options

  • City Academy Hackney

    Cost model: Part L


    The upcoming changes to Part L will crank up the low-carbon agenda. The authors consider the costs and their influence on design

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    Cost model: Shopping centre refurbs


    Many shopping centres hit by the recession need to reposition themselves to be fit for the upturn.

  • Energy from waste as a means of treatment is preferable to the last resort of landfill

    Cost model: Energy from waste


    Simon Rawlinson and Matthew Hicks of Davis Langdon weigh up the costs and the risks of treatment solutions

  • Studio E’s Sacred Heart primary school in Hammersmith, west London, was built in 2007 around two 120-year-old plane trees

    Cost model update: Small projects


    In this latest update, Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon reviews the capital costs of primary schools, social housing and small industrial buildings

  • Designed by JM Architects and engineered by Gifford, the £8m refurbishment and remodelling of Elm Court school in south London (pictured here and throughout) gave a new lease of life to an Edwardian school building

    Cost model: School refurbishment


    Continuing this week’s focus on the renewal of the school estate, Simon Rawlinson and Paul Zuccherelli of Davis Langdon review one of the biggest challenges facing the BSF programme

  • The Olympics site in east London was one of the largest contaminated sites in the South-east. It has been cleaned up by BAM Nuttall and Morrison using a variety of techniques including soil washing and bioremediation

    Cost model: Land remediation


    Plenty of sites will need land remediation when the housing market recovers, and the slow market at the moment provides an opportunity to use innovative, sustainable techniques. Duncan Sanders and Derek Vernon of Davis Langdon take a look at the commercial drivers

  • Clay Field social housing in Suffolk, which was built using hemp and lime

    Cost model update: Small projects


    Max Wilkes of Davis Langdon revisits affordable homes, extra-care homes and nursing homes to find out what effect changes in regulations and tender price deflation have had on the sums