When we think in terms of the cost of a project, in general, commercial renovations cost less than ground up construction. However, we know the success of your company’s projects hinges on more than what is probably the most cost-effective means to create your desired commercial space. Sometimes, when a business is ready to develop a new location, ground up construction could prove more beneficial than retrofitting existing structures. The following are three advantages, that could be of benefit, of choosing ground up construction to establish your next commercial property.
Exercise More Creative Control
Ground up construction is often likened to “starting with a blank slate.” When designing a building from scratch, you can exercise far more creative control over how your project turns out overall. Renovating and retrofitting from existing structures limits what you might be able to achieve realistically. Whether it’s creating a unique and impressive façade or that the existing floor plan won’t accommodate necessary equipment or operations, using ground up construction allows businesses to achieve their design vision and functional needs. With a commercial renovation project compromises would need to be made.
Meet Regulatory Compliance with More Ease
Repurposing old buildings has its merits, but there are a number of building codes and ADA requirements that your renovations would have to address. Plus, all these updates must be made on top of complying with industry-specific regulations, such as health and sanitation measures for hospitality and food service. It may not be worth the money, time, and challenge of implementing these modern measures in old buildings. It would be far easier to use ground up construction to build the new facility to correct specifications.
No More Limitations Set By Your Location
If your existing commercial property is tight on space or is located somewhere with insufficient foot traffic, you could be better off selecting a new site to develop your new building. Companies can feel compelled to work with what they already have or expand their current property. This mindset may keep them at the same location and prevent them from seeing what may be better for them in the long-term. Instead, they should consider the opportunity to start fresh with a new building at a better location.
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