Client: Balfour Beatty Investments
Project: Culinary Quarter
Sector: Build to Rent and Commercial Office
Balfour Beatty Investments appointed Geraghty Taylor to provide a two-pronged peer review of this ambitious proposal in East London. The objective is to assess the appropriateness of the scheme for Build to Rent rather than ‘For Sales’ (as originally designed) purposes and to propose how the scheme might lend itself – in its original or potentially modified form for offsite modular construction.
The scheme was analysed using our proven Build to Rent ‘Gap Analysis’ process. Recommendations were offered as to how Build to Rent functionality might be optimised – this involved the exploration of a series of low to high intervention strategies each delivering improvements on the originally proposed scheme.
A similar process was correspondingly applied to the scheme’s suitability for offsite construction methodologies. This explored how the building’s structure and general arrangement might be standardised to suit a variety of offsite approaches and a primary focus on the identification of potential modifications to the scheme to lend itself volumetric delivery.
The culinary Quarter presented Geraghty Taylor with a significant BTR development opportunity. Utilising BTR experience, a Gap Analysis was created for the design which nurtured the project and made for a strong BTR offer.