Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Year of publication: 2016

This report analyses the design features and delivery mechanisms of large-scale residential schemes through five case studies. The case studies focus on residential-led, mixed-use urban extension schemes that have created entirely new places with their own sense of identity.

The report finds that placemaking adds commercial value, but that premiums vary according to a number of factors. Innovative architecture and high-quality materials play a role in creating aspirational places, and good community facilities and infrastructure are also essential. One of the key learnings is the need for places to remain flexible and adaptable to changing local demand, as well as having a clear vision for a place from the outset.

Content type: Infrastructure

Tags: Report

Placemaking and value

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