Last edited 25 Jan 2021


The SuDS Manual (C753) published by CIRIA in 2015, defines adaptability as: (The degree to which a system can be adapted to better suit changing circumstances or conditions (see flexibility).’

Where flexibility is: ‘The ability to cope with a range of conditions or requirements.’

Urban Design Guidelines for Victoria, published by the State of Victoria (Australia) in 2016, defines adaptability (or 'adaptive re-use') as: ‘The capacity of a building or space to respond to changing social, technological, economic and market conditions and accommodate new or changed uses.’

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