Adapting Buildings for Changing Uses by David Kincaid

By David Kincaid

This publication offers advice for pros at the power for and administration of creating refurbishment for swap of use. switch of use refurbishment job is changing into more and more very important as altering paintings styles and IT lessen the gap calls for for places of work and commercial constructions in towns the place social and environmental issues supply major call for for city housing. the major concerns and possibilities of adaptive reuse has to be larger understood via traders, dealers, power clients, regulators and the development in most cases, because the period ruled through the advance of recent advertisement structures involves an lead to the West.

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25, which presents a profile of Gerrard Street TE. These can now be used to compare the existing building against the requirements of the 77 uses in the comparator. These first stage characteristics are compared and sorted against the 77 uses. 26. The 0 indicates that there are several potential alternative uses that might be considered. These can be more fully assessed by reviewing the second stage characteristics. Second stage characteristics The second stage characteristics deal with the key physical and locational elements of the building.

2 Possible uses for available buildings 4 5 6 7 9 0 2 4 5 6 7 9 40 2 4111 Demand characteristics of differing uses In the previous sub-section the key physical and locational characteristics of existing buildings are described and evaluated and many of the research results on user preferences are outlined. The origins of these characteristics are to be found, of course, in the design of the building when new, at which time the use to which the building was to be put was a fundamental factor. These ‘demand characteristics’ of the building when new are typically based on both a broad generic use for a building, fashions and technology extant when designed and the unique requirements of the original user.

4 5 6 7 9 0 2 111 4 5111 6 7 Street Amenity Public transport Private transport Highly integrated/city centre Strong social and physical 3 forms within 5 minutes A road and airport-ready access Highly integrated/borough centre Strong social 2 forms within 5 minutes A road-ready access Partially integrated Strong physical 1 form within 5 minutes A road-limited access Poorly integrated Weak social and physical 0 forms within 5 minutes A road-remote access 9 20 2 4 5 6 7 9 0 2 4 5 6 7 9 40 2 4111 43 The review process takes a few minutes and will be described in brief starting with the five characteristics in the first stage.

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