British architecture: why is it successful on the Ukrainian market?
For four years now, the Urban Experts team has been not only creating high-quality projects, but also expanding British architecture on the Ukrainian market. Together with the best architectural bureau Leslie Jones Architecture, we have implemented projects of residential, transport, office and retail real estate.
Why are we partnering with Leslie Jones?
Architecture is a very responsible business, because what will be built according to the project will stand and influence the city and residents for decades to come. We decided not to repeat other people’s mistakes, but immediately take the best that mankind has invented in the architectural industry. Everyone knows that the largest number of the world’s best leaders in architecture today are in the UK.
But, as you know, the project from British architects is very expensive. Together with Leslie Jones Architecture we have found a mutually beneficial formula and through the right allocation of resources and cooperation with the team of professionals Urban Experts, together we offer a product of international quality at a local market price.
Moreover, in this way we develop the Ukrainian market, especially the quality of architectural services. Modern architecture is a key client criterion for evaluating any property. Despite the fact that real estate sales have declined since the coronavirus crisis and the pace has slowed down, housing requirements are only increasing. The client becomes demanding by understanding the need for quality architecture.
Prices for architectural services have not changed significantly, but the requirements from developers are increasing, as home buyers have added architecture to the main list of requests (price, location, infrastructure). This crowds out small players and creates real competition between market leaders.
Leslie Jones Architecture became partners of Urban Experts thanks to the CEO of Urban Experts / NAI Ukraine, the former co-owner of UTG Vitalii Boiko – the author of concepts for more than 1000 objects, including Ocean Plaza, Ocean Mall, Respublika, Smart Plaza (Obolon, Polytech), Lavina, Blockbuster Mall.
Are projects in Ukraine developed with the participation of British architects?
The first facility was developed by Leslie Jones in collaboration with Urban Experts – the Ocean Mall concept and design. Among others: the commercial part of the White Lines residential complex, the “Mirax” residential complex, the design of the second stage of the Rive Gauche shopping center, the stage-by-stage design of the second stage of the Appolo shopping center (Dnipro).
Now, behind the partners, more than half a million projected meters have already been built and hundreds of concepts, audits, reconceptualization of shopping centers, residential complexes, cottage developments, railway stations, airports, hotels. Today, 9 shopping centers are in operation in Kiev and regions with an area from 12,000 m2 to 350,000 m2 and a total area of 1.5 million m2, 3 residential projects, including a complex in a prestigious suburb with an area of more than 150,000 m2.
To improve the quality of objects of international standard, a service appeared that does not require replacement of another bureau, which is already being designed, – architecture consulting support. Urban Experts is not only the development and design of the project, but also comprehensive support of the development project from the choice of location and creation of a design concept according to the highest international quality standards.
We care about the commercial efficiency of each property with maximum profitability and stable management. We also provide fundraising. The costs of cooperation with us are from 10 to 20 USD / m2 for all design stages. The developer will receive a reliable partner for building a highly profitable international-class project for only 1-2% of the project cost.
In addition, Urban Experts is a licensed accessor of projects and buildings in accordance with the international environmental certification BREEAM. We use its standards in our work, therefore we create not only aesthetically attractive and commercially successful real estate, but an environmentally friendly and long-lasting rack, which, at the request of the Client, can be confirmed with a certificate.