Many commercial locations in London are based in traditional properties, which are often a lot thinner than modern shops or businesses.
Even large and well-known commercial centres have to deal with narrow passageways and small store fronts, while the rest of the building extends for some distance. For any company that needs to make an impact to their customers, dealing with the traditional building design can be difficult. Changing the commercial property may also be limited by planning regulations, or by the amount of space available for improvements. Developing commercial buildings in this situation can often require sophisticated knowledge and understanding of the area from experienced architects.
Commercial development in London requires a skill set which can cope with the narrowness of the space, but still come up with designs which will help the business to bring in customers. Not only this, but experienced property architecture developers can also help commercial property owners with legal issues such as planning legislation’s and building regulations. All of these things need to be covered before commercial buildings can be significantly changed.
When altering the design of a commercial property, it also makes sense to pay close attention to the type of changes that need to be made. For example, some buildings need to be altered to accommodate the new business. Planning these changes means applying for further licenses, such as a commercial change of use, or planning permission for installing flats above a shop, changing the interior of the shop, particularly for interior design and altering a cafe based property into an office layout, as examples. Some properties will also need extensive work done on both the interior and exterior of a property in order to make sure that it is up to code. Older buildings will need more significant transformation, and again, this may require expert assistance.