By David Kincaid
This e-book presents advice for pros at the power for and administration of creating refurbishment for swap 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 workplaces and business constructions in towns the place social and environmental matters provide major call for for city housing. the foremost concerns and possibilities of adaptive reuse needs to be larger understood via traders, sellers, capability clients, regulators and the development quite often, because the period ruled via the improvement of recent advertisement structures involves an lead to the West.
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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. The system is not judgemental in its use of the data, and is quite unlike the scoring systems for buildings such as Building Quality Assessment, Real Estate Norm or BREEAM inasmuch as it is not used to identify the best building but merely the best ﬁt to usage.
1 2 What is the existing Use Class Order? • Gerrard Street TE is considered sui generis under the UCO system as it does not ﬁt within any of the deﬁned uses. The UCO is other UCO. Is the location or activity hostile to people? • Gerrard Street TE has one face onto the pedestrianised Gerrard Street in the centre of London’s ‘Chinatown’ and another (the opposite side of the building) on quieter but commercial Lisle Street. There is trafﬁc along Lisle Street, but it is typical for a site in this location.
This search for viable uses for redundant buildings covers the following. • 9 0 • 2 4 5 6 7 9 40 2 4111 • • The supply characteristics: the set of physical opportunities and constraints of the building, its location, site, facilities and support services. The demand characteristics: the set of use requirements by function and speciﬁc type of use, describing the demand-led needs of user and organisation. The performance requirements: the interface between supply and demand, matching the set of physical provisions with the set of operational requirements.
Adapting Buildings for Changing Uses by David Kincaid