By David Kincaid
This ebook presents tips for pros at the power for and administration of establishing refurbishment for swap of use. switch of use refurbishment task is turning into more and more very important as altering paintings styles and IT lessen the distance calls for for places of work and business constructions in towns the place social and environmental issues supply major call for for city housing. the main concerns and possibilities of adaptive reuse has to be larger understood via traders, agents, power clients, regulators and the development mostly, because the period ruled via the advance of recent advertisement constructions involves an result in the West.
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The building access rating is multiple entrances and multiple cores. 27. Locational aspects 10 What is the existing street characteristic? • Gerrard Street TE can best be described as highly integrated borough centre location. This is based on the fact that the city centre streets in the area are Oxford Street, Edgeware Road, Marylebone Road and Regent Street. The building street character rating is highly integrated borough centre. 11 What are the existing local amenities? • Gerrard Street TE is located on the edge of London’s Soho district and near Leicester Square.
All 13 characteristics are discussed below in more detail, as is the question of how each of these is made use of within the comparator system and how each is measured. The intention of the system is to allow signiﬁcant measurable characteristics of each of the 77 ‘uses’ to be compared with those same characteristics of any given building. It then shows which uses most closely match the characteristics of the building. These are listed with the closest matches appearing at the top of the list. This allows decision agents to consider economic, ﬁnancial, social and political factors and set these alongside the comparator results.
Extending the scale of use categories The case studies in the research showed that the 17 land use categories of the Use Class Order (UCO) system employed by planners are simply too broad to relate to physical characteristics. For instance, UCO A1 – Retail Shops covers everything from a newsagent to a major department store, though they require quite different buildings and locations. Similarly, the CI SfB Building Type categories used by architects relate too much to physical types to relate to actual building uses.
Adapting Buildings for Changing Uses by David Kincaid