chapter  1
Costs per square metre
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Public service buildings £/m2 Banks local 1400-1800 city 1750-2250 Building societies local 1300-1700 city 1600-2100 Fire stations 1200-1650 Courts magistrates 1450-1700 county 1650-1900 Police stations 1150-1500 Prisons 1600-1850 Post offices 800-1200 Halls town 950-1250 village 900-1200 Industrial buildings Agricultural livestock 450-600 storage 400-550

£/m2 Factories light industrial 500-650 heavy industrial 650-900 extra for owner occupation 200-250 extra for office accommodation 250-300 High tech. laboratories 2500-3000 extra for air conditioning 150-200 Warehouses/stores shell only up to 2000m2 floor area 450-550 over 2000m2 floor area 350-500 extra for owner occupation 200-250 Offices, business park high tech unit 1000-1300

Offices, city centre 3 to 5 floors 1100-1400 over 5 floors 1250-1650 extra for air conditioning 150-200 prestige building 2000-2800 extra for owner occupation 200-250 Health and welfare facilities Day surgeries 900-1250 Group surgeries 950-1300 Homes for the mentally handicapped1000-1400 Health centres 1200-1550

£/m2 Hospitals general 1300-1700 laboratories 1550-1950 pharmacies 1000-1500 private 1400-1800 teaching centres 980-1400 Nursing homes 900-1250 Leisure Cinemas shell only 600-1050 complete 950-1300 Community centres 900-1250 Concert halls 1800-2500 Exhibition buildings 1250-1650 Ice rinks 1250-1550 Golf club houses 1300-1800 Public houses 1100-1350 Restaurants shell only 600-850 complete 1100-1450 Sports centres 700-1050 Sports pavilions 1100-1400 Squash courts 850-1200

£/m2 Swimming pools school 1100-1300 local 1300-1600 international 1600-2500 fun 1800-2200 Theatres small 1450-1750 prestige 1650-2200 Religious buildings Churches, chapels 1100-1400 Church halls, meeting houses 1150-1350 Convents 1200-1350 Crematoria 1450-1750 Temples, synagogues, mosques1250-1700 Educational buildings Colleges 1100-1450 Laboratories 1750-2250 Libraries local 950-1250 city centre 1350-1650 Museums local 1500-1900 city centre 1650-2100

£/m2 Research facilities 1600-2000 Schools nursery 1200-1500 primary 1100-1400 secondary 1050-1350 special 1050-1350 Universities 1250-1600 Residential buildings Hotel 3 star 1400-1750 3 star 2000-2500 Private housing bungalows 800-950 houses, detached 700-900 houses, semi-detached 700-850 flats, low rise 700-800 flats, standard 700-800 flats, luxury 850-1150 Public housing bungalows 850-950 houses, semi-detached 700-900 flats, low rise 750-950 sheltered housing, one storey 750-950 sheltered housing, two storey 700-900 Student accommodation 1100-1350 Youth hostels 800-1150

Airport terminals 1600-2700 Air traffic control buildings 1550-1900

£/m2 Car parking multi-storey 300-500 underground 500-600 surface 75-100 Car show rooms 750-1000 Coach and bus stations 900-1300 Retail Fast food units shell only 500-750 complete 1100-1400 Retail warehouses shell only 400-550 complete 600-800 Shops shell only 450-750 complete 1150-1350 Shopping malls shell only 450-800 complete 2500-3000 Supermarkets shell only 400-750 complete 1200-1650

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL WORK

These rates per square metre are for all engineering systems of specific building types applied to the gross internal floor area of buildings excluding professional fees and VAT. They are expressed in a range and are intended to provide a broad indication of the cost of the work.