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Think beyond received wisdom on refurbishment vs redevelopment

26th May 2022

The current default position is that refurbishment rules. Indeed, 86% of new construction schemes on London offices launched in the past six months were refurbishment projects, according to Deloitte’s latest London Office Crane survey.

This is in line with updated planning guidance from Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn, which says significant projects in the capital will be required to meet embodied carbon benchmarks and prioritise retaining existing buildings over demolition. 

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