Retrofit and refurbishment is rightly at the forefront of construction conversation right now, from the Architects’ Journal’s RetroFirst Campaign, to the growing recognition of the sustainable benefits of creative adaptive reuse. At DLG, our experience in this sector is increasingly sought after.

Senior Partner Julian Monaghan has long championed innovation in this area; as a member of Revo’s Technical Affairs commitee, he has co-authored the paper “An insight in to Repurposing: breathing life in to new retail assets”. The full paper, written in collaboration with Hoare Lea’s Phil Grew and Waterman Group’s Karen Telling, is available to download here.

The paper explores the opportunities for reusing retail assets – often well located yet vacant due to a refocussing of retailers’ needs – to provide a range of different uses including workplace, residential, leisure and hotels. The paper provides a technical framework of considerations when refitting multi-level retail assets, whilst highlighting the enormous commercial potential in such developments.

To discuss your repurposing project with us, please contact either our Leeds or London studios.