Iain Macdonald, Director
“Smart Shed unlocks the value of industrial land by inserting a productive facility which delivers a
flexible framework for urban logistics”
Scott Brownrigg’s Advanced Technologies team has created “Smart Shed” an innovative building concept that integrates urban logistics with high value science and technology uses. It addresses the unprecedented pressures being faced within industrial zones and by activities located in high-growth urban settings to globally change use, realise higher values, increase densities and integrate new employment premises.
As emerging business sectors such as e-commerce, bioscience, clean-tech, and design-manufacture increasingly locate in urban settings, potential market opportunities exist to facilitate the co-existence of urban logistics and contemporary industrial activities through innovative planning and architectural strategies.
The “Smart Shed” approach by the Advanced Technologies team recognises these pressures and needs and thinks differently about urban development. From a planning perspective the “Smart Shed” is a new primer for smart development as it provides a solution to increase densities yet retain and transform existing employment, freeing up space for emergent technologies and lifestyles.
Architecturally, the concept 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.
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