- Consideration has been given as to whether the existing buildings on a site are suitable for adaptable re-use
- Adapted buildings respect the valued architectural features of the original building whilst accommodating contemporary activities
Adaptive re-use refers to the alteration, upgrade and renovation of an existing building for a new mix of uses.
The retention and adaption of older buildings may be more financially viable, environmentally sustainable and marketable than undertaking a new development. As the construction industry has developed greater expertise in undertaking these types of projects, adaptive reuse has become easier to implement.