KJ Tait

Mixed Use

The majority of large schemes we now work on are mixed use and typically comprise restaurant/bars, retail, residential and commercial developments. In most schemes the commercial space is offices and in a number of schemes it is laboratory space.
Our role
When designing mixed use schemes, it is important to consider all uses as each have particular challenges.

Restaurants, bars and retail units are typically designed as shell spaces and consideration needs to be given for Tenant plant to be added in. It is always preferable for a notional design to be carried out of Tenant services as part of the base build development, such as space for a restaurant’s kitchen extract plant and ductwork, space for Tenant’s cooling and connection opportunities to on-site wide energy works.


KJ Tait Engineers were commissioned as part of Corde Ltd, an integrated design company formed by ADP Architects, KJ Tait Engineers and AKS Ward Structural and Civil Engineers, to develop the brief for this new build Community Centre.
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1-8 St Andrew Square is a prime central development occupying the entire north elevation of St Andrew Square in the heart of Edinburgh.
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