All Retail articles

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    Cost model: Reinventing retail assets


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

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    Mini cost model: The evolution of retail


    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

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    Cost model: Car showrooms


    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

  • 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: Retail distribution centres


    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: Convenience food stores


    As increasing numbers of consumers adopt the little-and-often approach to food shopping, Dan Hunt and Geoff Coleman of Aecom explore the keys to success and typical costs of this competitive sector

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    Cost model: Out-of-town retail


    As the needs of shoppers change, so too do those of retail developers. Paul Zuccherelli, Ben Agyekum and Marco Ielpi of Davis Langdon, an Aecom Company, consider the kinds of shopping centre that we will need in a click-and-collect world

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    Cost model: Food retail


    The combination of recession and increasing interest rates will result in reduced delivery of retail space over the next few years. This means food retailers must maximise existing assets, say Paul Zuccherelli and Ben McCafferty of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company

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    Cost model: Shopping centre refurbs


    Many shopping centres hit by the recession need to reposition themselves to be fit for the upturn.

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    Cost model: green retail refits


    Green retail refurbishments can be good for business as well as the planet. Davis Langdon Engineering Services explains the options

  • Foreign Office Architects’ John Lewis department store in Leicester is draped in ornate cladding reminiscent of lacy net curtains

    Cost model: Retail development


    This year marks the peak of the retail cycle. With the economy slowing, can future schemes deliver quality and innovation? Simon Rawlinson and Richard Taylor of Davis Langdon investigate

  • High-quality tile flooring sets off the display models at the BMW dealership in High Wycombe

    Cost model: Car showrooms


    Those temples to the automobile can be lavish enterprises, with double-height glazing, blazing lights and costly stone floors. And that’s before you even get into the realms of internet cafes and branded clothing. Maxwell Wilkes of Davis Langdon offers an unbeatable all-in price

  • At developer Stanhope’s 14,300 m² Chiswick Park, west London, buildings are clustered and retail outlets brought within the office shells to create a mini-community

    Cost model: Business parks


    Business parks are back, but this time they need to be sustainable and mixed-use. Neal Kalita of Davis Langdon examines how developers can meet the evolving needs of planners and occupiers without breaking the bank

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    Cost model: Mixed-use city-centre schemes


    Mixed use is increasingly the name of the game for town-centre developers. But can uses such as retail and residential really mix? Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon examines the practicalities and costs of mixed-use city-centre schemes

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    Cost model: Urban design and infrastructure


    Proposals for new communities in the South-east, and the redevelopment of existing urban sites will require large-scale investment in site infrastructure. In this month’s cost model, we examine the cost and value drivers associated with infrastructure and site amenities

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    Cost model: Supermarkets


    Supermarkets are among the UK’s top 10 construction clients. In this cost model, Davis Langdon & Everest and Mott Green Wall examine the costs, specification and procurement of new build and existing stores

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    Cost model: Effect of Part L revisions on business parks and offices


    The revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations come into force on 1 April 2002, and many schemes on the drawing board will need to comply. Davis Langdon & Everest, in conjunction with consulting engineer Oscar Faber, explains how the revisions will impact on business parks and city centre ...

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    Cost model: Shopping centres


    As government planning policy drives retail developments back into city centres, the design and construction issues of urban schemes have never been more complex. In this month’s cost model, Davis Langdon & Everest, in association with architect Geoffrey Reid Associates, sets out the key issues and examines the advantages, disadvantages ...

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    Cost model: Urban design and infrastructure


    Infrastructure and public realm projects are a key component of the strategies to regenerate urban districts drawn up by Lord Rogers’ taskforce. Davis Langdon & Everest, with urban designer EDAW, examine the funding, procurement and cost of the schemes that will bring people back to the city

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    Cost model: Supermarkets


    In the first of a new series, supermarkets provide the focus for an in-depth look at the typical costs for constructing them and the time required to design them, build them and procure the components and services.