We believe that knowledge and research should be at the heart of everything we do.


The economy can be volatile and it is our determination and duty to provide clear evidence in order to produce sound cost advice to clients. Through our dedicated research team we track the market drivers and effects every week, regularly presenting our data and evidence that informs our view, and working alongside our QS team to analyse cost movements throughout the year.

The true art of questioning is to discover not what someone doesn’t know, but what they are capable of knowing.

– Albert Einstein

Read our Research Reports

alinea reviews the Autumn Budget

November 2017

In a tone similar to the Chancellor’s first Autumn Statement in 2016, this Autumn Budget presented a cautious optimism about developing opportunities set against concern over the UK’s unique risks. Key to this year’s Budget was a re-commitment to the government’s Modern Industrial Strategy and National Productivity Investment Fund, aimed ...

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Façades | Do all-glass buildings make financial sense?

August 2017

All-glass commercial buildings are a common sight in large cities in particular and make a dramatic architectural statement. But do the numbers add up? Steve Mudie of alinea with Rachel Coleman and Steve Watts look at the costs and options for all-glass façades. View here >>

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Retailing in the 21st Century – Refurbishing a live shopping centre

August 2017

In this monthly series we will look at the cost drivers of shopping centre extensions and refurbishments, looking at the implications for landlords, anchor tenants and infrastructure. This second blog in our retail series provides an overview of some of the key challenges and opportunities of remodelling a department store, ...

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