Adaptive reuse: defining new purpose for existing buildings
Ever since buildings have been built, they have been repurposed. How can existing building assets remain relevant in a changing world?
The UK’s growing build-to-rent residential sector survived the pandemic – but lessons have been learned. Architects, designers and developers joined a roundtable hosted by Milliken to assess what worked, what didn’t, and what comes next in the world of beds-for-rent.
Feature in partnership with Milliken
The UK build-to-rent sector is still small. Microscopic, even. Around 140,000 build-to-rent units are in existence, or in the pipeline. Of those about half are in London, a quarter in Manchester, and the rest scattered around the regional cities.
The young and fragile BTR business could have been one of the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. To the surprise of some, and the joy of others, that didn’t happen. As 2022 begins, BTR looks poised for further growth as new markets, new brands and new approaches begin to develop.
But what has been learned from the pandemic? And what has still to be learned, as BTR prepares for a surge of post-pandemic, investor-driven growth?
A panel embracing BTR developer Quintain, designers including Conran and Partners and Dexter Moren Associates, and the brightest names in the sector including Assael, Tigg & Coll, HTA Design and Woods Bagot, met to judge the past, and chart the future.
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