Whole-life costs: Basements

This naturally ventilated Essex office was designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson. It was built on a sloping site, so the lowest floor is above ground at the front of the building, but below it at the rear

In this quarter’s comparison of whole-life costs, David Weight of Currie & Brown digs deep into the financial pros and cons of adding a basement or half-basement to your building

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