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By David Kincaid

This ebook offers counsel for pros at the power for and administration of establishing refurbishment for switch of use. swap of use refurbishment job is turning into more and more very important as altering paintings styles and IT decrease the distance calls for for workplaces and commercial structures in towns the place social and environmental matters provide major call for for city housing. the major matters and possibilities of adaptive reuse needs to be larger understood through traders, retailers, strength clients, regulators and the development in most cases, because the period ruled through the improvement of recent advertisement structures involves an result in the West.

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Studies conducted in the mid-1990s21 (Gann & Barlow, 1996) indicate that the relative ease with which redundant offices may be converted into flats is dependent on seven main characteristics of a building: • • • • • the size, height and depth of a building the type of building structure the building’s envelope and cladding its internal space, layout and access the building’s services Characterising the available supply 111 2 4 5 6 7 • • 23 the provision for acoustic separation fire safety measures and the means of escape.

Characteristic 7: Building character This deals again with both exterior and interior factors relating to the strength of character expressed in facade and interior components. 12. 3 informs the choice of this characteristic alongside other data. 11 Specification assessment box. 12 Building character box. Building character Strong facade Weak facade Strong interior 4 2 Weak interior 3 1 Characteristic 8: Depth of floor plate This deals with the predominant perimeter to perimeter depths required for a particular activity.

Or is it not? This eliminates a range of important possibilities from housing through to most retail. 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.

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