The construction costs associated with industrial projects are remarkably uniform across Europe. Many of the structures are based on ‘the large shed’. In its simplest form, storage warehouses are typified by the basic slab and an enclosed, secure space model. From this starting point increased specifications add to the costs. Levels of insulation, chilled & frozen storage, loading ramps and docks , controlled access and automation in handling, storing and processing goods and products increasing the specification and costs. There has been a trend to increase the size of distribution and processing warehouses in some sectors to absolutely massive projects throughout Europe and now such centres may service several countries from one location. The constructions in this sectors includes another growth category, that of datacenters and allied constructions. Energy intensive and with very expensive installations and innovative designs makes for an area where expertise at the highest level is truly international. Cross border experience and understanding enables the Alliance members to call on shared pan-Europe experience and methodology, often for a common client.

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‘The big shed’ can be said to be the common factor in this sector and covered areas of 40,000m² are not uncommon. Such are the number of these constructions throughout Europe every year that the costs indicated are easily verified.

The cost schedule shown is typical of the cost information we provide on the members site. Members benefit from regular cost updates, regular exchange rates updates and of course enables similar buildings in other European countries to be compared with your selected example. Using the basic costs provided it is possible to create an estimate for your project using our easy 4 step online calculation tool.

ECC aims to provide a comprehensive representation of all construction costs related to industrial projects. The costing tool allows for variations in insulation, height, floor strength etc. to be very accurately predicted creating very satisfactory estimates. In addition to providing insight into the cost of new construction efforts, our specialists have also compiled data concerning refurbishment and rebuilding.

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