Scott Brownrigg is using big data and emerging techniques to determine the real estate that will sustain cities' economic success, when humans and robots work side by side.
CEO Darren Comber says "In retooling the city we need to recognise that the traditional sectors and individual building types no longer exist or operate in the way we have been used to. At Scott Brownrigg, areas of expertise from corporate, technology, residential, education, hospitality, leisure, culture and retail ebb and flow, combining to create spaces of the future that are relevant and seamless for the user and address and incorporate new types of usage and technology. We believe that the impact of technology-led development will have the most significant influence on the urban form and on the cultural aspects of how people inhabit spaces."
He goes on to say that "City authorities still evaluate the success of a development on the number of potential jobs it will create, but there appears to be no distinction between human or robotic workers. With this becoming a reality, authorities can no longer ignore this. The resilient city must be capable of adapting and responding to all future challenges. Our Advanced Technologies team, which launched back in 2015 are doing just that, creating Digital Real Estate - sustainable environments populated by humans and machines symbiotically co-existing. Using big data and emerging techniques to promote technology-led development in cities."
What kind of real estate can future proof a city and sustain its economic future? Here our Advanced Technologies Director Iain Macdonald explains:
To begin with we may see an increase in buildings and infrastructure which are not designed for or inhabited by people and this new urban mix of performance envelopes surrounding digital, productive and energy generation process will not just be located on the periphery but also downtown. As younger citizens migrate back to live in the city centre they will increasingly find themselves co-existing with machines. The transparent daylight, cooling, signage, colour and texture we associate with inhabited structures will be contrasted by the translucent, ambiguous, secure, non-stop, ubiquitous presence of digital real estate. Traditional concepts of urban design and place making will give way to a different re-programming of space, where non-cultural entities shape and inform the spatial design of space and we are working with other centres of excellence on this oncoming reality.