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Cost model: London fringe offices


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

2019-08-02T05:00:00+01:00By Nic Di Santo and Michael Grover

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


Cost model: Manchester residential

2019-05-28T05:00:00+01:00By Rob Mills and Richard Green

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


Cost model: Mental health facilities

2019-04-10T05:00:00+01:00By Jonathan Puddle and Wendy de Silva

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


Cost model: Life sciences buildings


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


Mini cost model: The evolution of retail

2019-01-15T06:00:00+00:00By Ben Agyekum

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


Cost model: Airport facilities


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


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

2018-06-12T06:00:00+01:00By ,

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

2018-04-13T06:00:00+01:00By ,

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


Cost model: Residential timber

2017-06-06T15:44:00+01:00By Alex Hyams, Steve Watts, Catherine Harvatt

A familiar building material now has many innovative and scientifically developed forms, of which cross-laminated timber is perhaps the most compelling

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Cost model: Modular construction

2017-04-11T15:20:00+01:00By Rob Mills

Debates about modular construction and off-site manufacture are nothing new. But with more suppliers, better quality and greater awareness within the industry, could it finally achieve critical mass?

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Cost model: Car showrooms

2017-02-22T06:00:00+00:00By John Fox, Joe McCann, Chris Webb

The motor industry is booming, with showrooms continuing to be built. And with the customer experience at the heart of the schemes, substantial add-on features may be included


Cost model: Palliative care


The demand for high quality healthcare facilities aiming to improve the quality of life of patients with serious illnesses is increasing

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Cost model: Cinemas

2016-11-11T11:05:00+00:00By Ben Agyekum, Tim Jackson, Stephen Maxwell

Cinemas can brighten urban areas and masterplans, and need good design and facilities to attract increasingly discerning audiences

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Cost model: Mixed use

2016-09-06T12:30:00+01:00By Mark Lacey Michael Coplowe Joe Rutledge Niall Boyle and Sean Culleton of Alinea Consulting

Shifting economic and social conditions mean developers are increasingly pursuing mixed use schemes but different use classes on a project can cause complications

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