All Costs articles – Page 6

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    Shopping Centre Refurbishment - Cost model, October 1998

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    The opening of mega-malls such as the Trafford Centre in Manchester and The Mall at Cribb s Causeway, Bristol, has set new standards for high-quality retail environments. This has increased the pressure on existing shopping centres to upgrade their facilities or lose market share. Davis Langdon Everest examines ...

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    High-Rise Office Towers - Cost model, May 1997

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    Tall buildings are back in vogue. This month sees the completion of Europe s tallest office building, the Commerzbank in Frankfurt. In Shanghai and Melbourned, towers of more than 100 storeys are planned. In this cost model, Davis Langdon Everest gives the results of an international survey of ...

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    High Quality Residential Apartments - Cost model, March 1997

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    1996 saw the long-awaited return of activity in the housebuilding market. Housing starts and land prices rose in response to demand. In this model, cost consultant Davis Langdon Everest examines the specification and costs of high-quality apartment developments

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    Museums and Art Galleries - Cost model, October 1997

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    Museums and galleries are enjoying a renaissance, thanks to lottery money and the increasing number of visitors passing through their doors. In this cost model, Davis Langdon Everest looks at the special issues that affect the design of museums and galleries and gives a comprehensive breakdown of construction ...

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    Office fit-out - Cost model, December 1997

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    High levels of activity in the office development market are generating significant opportunities in the office fit-out sector. In contrast to the office boom of the late 1980s, a high proportion of investment in office space is being secured with pre-let agreements which which is creating opportunities to integrate base-build ...

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    Luxury Hotels - Cost model, April 1996

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    The hotel industry is emerging from recession with profitability returning to pre-slump levels and developers and operators again looking to expand. QS Davis Langdon Everest examines teh economics of the top end of the market and analyses a five-star, 100-bed hotel in central London. DLE also reviews cost ...

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    Office Refurbishments - Cost model, February 1996

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    Upgrading 20- to 30-year-old offices to give them a new lease of life is one of the few growth areas in the commercial sector. Over the past 12 months, architectural commissions have almost doubled and now account for 28% of the office development market. QS Davis Langdon Everest ...

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    Offices of the Future - Cost model, September 1996

    1998-12-31T00:00:00Z

    Businesses in the 1990s are demanding much more from their office space. The growth of flexible working practices, a developing green agenda and the demands of information technology are creating a distinctive office architecture. In this cost model, Davis Langdon Everest examines the capital costs behind the new ...

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    PFI Hospitals - Cost model, November 1996

    1998-12-31T00:00:00Z

    Progress on the private finance initiative has not matched government expectations, but it is currently the only available procurement route for large, publicly funded projects. Cost consultant Davis Langdon Everest condusts a two-part analysis of the state of the PFI and follows this with a cost model of ...

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    Football Stadia - Cost model, July 1995

    1998-12-31T00:00:00Z

    Davis Langdon Everest examines football stadia and considers how an expansion of associated facilities is fast becoming a necessity for Britain s soccer clubs.

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    Leisure Centres - Cost model, May 1995

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    Sports and leisure centres schemes are being dusted off as the prospect of National Lottery money is regenerating interest in this sector. In the 13th of this continuing series of cost models, QS Davis Langdon Everest examine multi-use wet/dry leisure centres.

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    Nursing Homes - Cost model, September 1995

    1998-12-31T00:00:00Z

    The average age of Britain s population is rising. To cope with this demographic shift, new private nursing homes are being built. In the latest in the series of cost models, QS Davis Langdon Everest examines a £1.5m nursing home in Surrey.

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    Schools - Cost model, April 1994

    1998-12-31T00:00:00Z

    The Education Reform Act of 1988 heralded the start of a dramatic overhaul of the financing and management of schools in England. Its Local Management of Schools provisions forced local education authorities to devolve many aspects of financial management to individual schools. The act also included provisions for schools to ...

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    City of London office blocks - Cost model, October 1994

    1998-12-31T00:00:00Z

    Believe it or not, prime office space in the City of London is in short supply. This, combined with improved business confidence, means developers are dusting off schemes they shelved at the start of the recession. Davis Langdon and Everest examines a typical city centre office block.

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    Day Surgery Units - Cost model, June 1994

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    In future, up to half of all surgical operations will be carried out in day-surgery units, the fastest-growing sector of the health care business. Davis Langdon Everest sets out typical building costs for an NHS trust day-surgery unit, based on £1m live project in East Anglia.

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    Distribution Centres - Cost model, August 1994

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    Continuing advances in stock control and supply patterns are radically changing the UK warehousing and distribution industry - and its buildings. Davis Langdon Everest

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    Car Parks - Cost model, December 1993

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    Increasing car ownership and a dramatic rise in thefts and muggings in car parks, together with the recognition that car parks need not be ugly monstrosities, have all contributed to a major rethink of design standards over the past decade.