Adapting Buildings for Changing Uses by David Kincaid

By David Kincaid

This publication offers counsel for execs at the power for and administration of creating refurbishment for swap of use. switch of use refurbishment task is changing 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 matters provide major call for for city housing. the main concerns and possibilities of adaptive reuse needs to be larger understood through traders, sellers, capability clients, regulators and the development quite often, because the period ruled by means of the advance of recent advertisement structures involves an result in the West.

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3 Gerrard Street Telephone Exchange – elevation. 4 Gerrard Street Telephone Exchange – location. 3 4 Is the building available in whole or in part? • Gerrard Street TE has a very limited amount of equipment that must remain in its existing location within the basement of the building. The tenure rating is partial. What is the existing floor to ceiling height? Identifying options with the Use Comparator 111 2 4 5 6 7 9 0 2 111 4 5111 6 7 9 20 2 4 5 6 7 9 0 5 • Gerrard Street TE has a variety of floor heights throughout the building.

1 is reduced to a shorter list of key non-service physical variables that should be targeted for detailed examination within the context of a specific project. 6 Preferred type of structure. 7 Dimensional characteristics. 0 111 2 4 5 6 7 9 0 2 111 4 5111 6 7 9 20 Characterising the available supply • • • 29 location and site (five variables) space (12 variables) fabric and structure (eight variables). 1. It must be remembered that this is a generic list of key physical characteristics, and may not include all of the relevant characteristics that interact, and need to be taken into account, when assessing the viability of a particular refurbishment project.

The building character rating is strong facade with weak interior. What is the existing perimeter to perimeter depth of the floor plate? 24 m building depth at ground floor level (inside wall to inside wall from Gerrard Street to Lisle Street). The building depth is ജ 24 m perimeter to perimeter . Identifying options with the Use Comparator 111 2 4 5 6 7 9 0 2 111 4 5111 6 7 9 20 2 4 5 6 7 9 0 2 4 5 6 7 9 40 2 4111 9 49 What is the existing building access? • Gerrard Street TE has four entrances at ground level, two for Gerrard Street and two for Lisle Street.

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