Adapting Buildings for Changing Uses by David Kincaid

By David Kincaid

This publication offers assistance for execs at the power for and administration of establishing refurbishment for switch of use. switch of use refurbishment task is turning into more and more very important as altering paintings styles and IT decrease the distance calls for for places of work and commercial constructions in towns the place social and environmental issues provide major call for for city housing. the most important matters and possibilities of adaptive reuse needs to be larger understood by means of traders, agents, power clients, regulators and the development often, because the period ruled via the advance of recent advertisement structures involves an lead to the West.

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Characteristic 3: Tenure This is a simple question about possible tenure complications, and simply asks if whole or partial tenure is required for the use. This allows the system to distinguish between mixed use and single use situations. 2 4111 The final two characteristics in Stage 1 deal with two key physical measures which are fundamental in allowing or disallowing certain uses, 36 Finding viable uses for redundant buildings and for which four distinct values are chosen in each case. These are as follows.

Differences such as the 81% positive response of marketeers to value criteria in contrast to the 28% positive response by producers (designers and contractors) are very clear and almost alarming. When one considers that both designers and contractors make daily decisions on both conceptual and detailed matters that affect the market value of the completed refurbishment, this apparent lack of interest in value alongside a dominant focus on cost surely puts project viability at risk. When this characteristic is compared with the producer group’s relative disinterest in risk, much lower at 35% than that of any other decision agents, then project managers need to take notice.

It also includes the main financial and operational issues that need to be taken into account. Elements changed during refurbishment While the importance of specific characteristics will vary widely project by project, there is a need to clarify which of the general characteristics listed above are normally significant during the adaptive reuse of buildings. The case studies, field investigations, questionnaire surveys and structured interviews that were undertaken during the Refurbishment for Change of Use Project (as summarised in the Appendix) indicate the relative importance of the characteristics, as perceived by those involved, and their impact on ‘change of use’ decisions.

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