In design terms, the resemblance between these buildings is largely cosmetic. This is why it is so important to have a detailed design before choosing your builder.
Looking back at warehouses, office blocks and shopping malls, it’s easy to see how these buildings that “look the same” actually have very specific needs, including:
You can also avoid risks, particularly financial risks caused by inadequate design. For example, a basic warehouse design would consider:
- Goods movement
- Auto pick facilities
- Onsite cubic space
- Despatch and delivery space with handling gear
- Site access for transport
- Good loading and unloading space metrics
- Storage space
This type of design makes good use of every cubic metre of space to deliver the best commercial return on investment.
Similar design considerations apply to other types of business spaces, like retail spaces in a shopping mall. A good layout and design will create a lot of functional retail space and you can design each shop with plenty of room for storage, business operations and customer amenities.
The good news for commercial building owners is that modern 3D rendering allows for excellent planning and case-specific designs to add extra value. Discuss your needs with your designer and see how modern design can save you money and deliver a great building design.