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

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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

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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

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Cost model: New-build concert halls

2017-07-28T06:00:00+01:00By Paul Davis, Steve Roberts

As cultural icons they can make a huge contribution to any city, but concert halls can have costs and a complexity of scale to match


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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Cost model: Commercial office towers

2016-07-27T06:00:00+01:00By Brian Smith with Peter Watkins Daniel Skidmore Will Macdonald and Ian Skelton of Aecom

The number of towers being proposed and developed in London and the UK continues to grow, as does their height


Cost model: Affordable housing

2016-06-07T06:00:00+01:00By Alex Hyams

As the UK housing crisis continues to escalate, those at the bottom of the market increasingly find themselves priced out

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Cost model: Retail distribution centres

2016-04-12T11:36:00+01:00By Mark Claridge and David French

A growing urban population with complex buying behaviours will require a dynamic and agile logistics network from UK retailers keen to make the most of this fast-moving market


Cost model: Private rented sector

2016-02-24T06:00:00+00:00By James Barton and Gillian Breen

The PRS market has found its stride. New occupiers are demanding fresh ideas and high quality. Making the most of this niche asset class requires a careful balance between capital investment and annual yield

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Cost model: Laboratories

2015-11-17T14:56:00+00:00By James Barton and Gillian Breen

The UK is a world leader in scientific research and those involved are demanding ever more sophisticated laboratory buildings in which to conduct their work

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