Soft Landings

How do you know if a building’s design will ‘work’ once it’s built? Soft Landings enhances the conventional design and construction process to deliver buildings which work better from day one. Easy-to-use and comfortable to occupy, Soft Landings means lower running and maintenance costs.

Max Fordham provides an industry-leading Soft Landings approach. Employing it from early design stages ensures a building that, when complete, better caters for building managers and occupiers. The Soft Landings project team then remains involved for a period after completion to help them get the most out of their building and to ensure it is operating at its full potential.


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    We facilitated a Soft Landings approach for Keynsham Civic Centre, from inception to 2 years post occupancy.
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    Following a refurbishment at the Hayward Gallery, we have been providing Aftercare to achieve very stable control in the gallery spaces.
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    Heelis, the National Trust Central Office, was a key project in the development of the Soft Landings Framework.
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    The lessons learnt from providing post occupancy support at Beaufort Court informed the thinking for our Soft Landings service.

Soft Landings

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London 2012 Water Polo Arena