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Smart Shed



Scott Brownrigg’s Smart Shed is an innovative building concept integrating urban logistics with high-value science and technology uses.

Re-tooling Cities by Design

At a planning level, the Smart Shed is a key element of our new approach to masterplanning smart development in world and hub cities. Our proposition recognises the increasing interest in re-programming urban industrial land to realise higher values, increase density and appropriately find new formats for contemporary productive and creative activities in metropolitan environments.

At the architectural scale, the Smart Shed features flexible spatial, structural and energy solutions aimed at attracting a range of businesses and communities increasingly involved in urban logistics, data storage and processing, advanced manufacturing, clean-tech and artificial intelligence.

Our Objectives

-  Creating liveable productive (industrialised) quarters
-  Unlocking industrial land
-  Responding to emerging trends in urban logistics
-  Identifying new city-centre locations for industry

City Logistics and Consolidation

Industrial zones and activities located in high-growth metropolitan regions globally are facing unprecedented pressures to change use. Consequently there is increasing interest from mayors and businesses in preventing this by realising higher values, increasing densities and integrating new employment premises within dense urban settings.
As emerging business sectors such as e-commerce, bioscience, clean-tech, and design-manufacture increasingly locate in urban settings, we see potential market opportunities in facilitating the co-existence of logistics and contemporary industrial activities through innovative planning and building design strategies.
Our approach frames these opportunities in specific economic contexts with realistic estimates of floorspace demand and supply, as provided through our ongoing collaboration with Savills.

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