All Residential articles

  • Burnham Overy Staithe 2

    Cost model: Rural affordable homes

    As people head for the countryside with the expansion of home-working, pressure on rural housing stock can only grow, including demand for affordable homes. Aecom’s Paul Houghton explains the specific challenges and opportunities of developing such provision and provides a cost breakdown of a typical scheme

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    Cost model: Garden communities


    Low-density rural housing schemes offer an opportunity for true net zero carbon development: from site-wide renewable energy strategies to low-carbon homes delivered through modern methods of construction. Aecom’s Richard Green, Miles Attenborough, Rob Mills and Paul Wilcock explore the benefits and costs

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    Wates bags £600m London regen work


    Work on Harrow scheme to start next February

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    Cost model: CLT frame buildings


    The rapidly expanding use of CLT saw its trajectory arrested in the UK by new regulations in the wake of Grenfell, but if safe solutions can be found then the material offers considerable cost and climate advantages over more traditional frame solutions. Alinea breaks down the costs 

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    Cost model: Tall buildings


    London was slow to adopt tower building but the City’s distinctive skyline shows how much attitudes have changed


    Cost model: Birmingham build to rent


    Birmingham’s build-to-rent sector is belatedly taking off

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    Cost model: Manchester residential


    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

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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

  • Wood

    Cost model: Residential timber


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

  • Modular housing in Ladywell

    Cost model: Modular construction


    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?

  • London’s Shard tower is an example of a mixed use scheme

    Cost model: Mixed use


    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: Affordable housing


    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: Private rented sector


    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

  • Cost model: Extra care housing

    Cost model: Extra care housing


    With a rapidy ageing population demanding high standards of both housing and care, while also imposing a rising cost on public finances, could “extra care” housing be part of the solution?

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    Cost model: London prime residential


    The top end of the capital’s residential market is booming. Joseph Blythe of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, with contributions from CBRE and Darling Associates, looks at the factors that are driving the market and the key financial considerations for future developments

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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

  • 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

  • Extra care homes in Barnet, north London, designed by PRP Architects and built by Jacksons for Sanctuary Housing Association

    Mini cost model: Extra care housing


    The number of elderly people is growing all the time and so are the accommodation options available to them. Max Wilkes of Davis Langdon breaks down the costs of ‘very sheltered’ homes

  • Fielden Clegg Bradley’s Westfield student village for Queen Mary university in east London

    Cost model: Student residences


    The academic year has started and a fresh intake of students is moving into brand new housing. Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon explores this dynamic and price-conscious market

  • PRP Architects’ PFI nursing home at Tandridge Heights in Oxted, Surrey.

    Mini cost model: Nursing homes


    As people in the UK live longer, demand for residential care and nursing homes is growing – as are our expectations of the standard of living they will provide. Max Wilkes of Davis Langdon looks at how home developers and operators are rising to the challenge