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Structures Research Group



Current PhD student using case studies to research the decision to demolish or adapt existing buildings and what lessons can be learnt from this. Previously studied architecture and town planning, before working for a research consultancy and then enrolling in the Future Infrastructure and Built Environment Centre for Doctoral Training at the Engineering department in Cambridge.


PhD Title: The decision to demolish or adapt existing buildings on masterplan regeneration sites. 

Topics include: life-cycle analysis; masterplan regeneration; technical feasibility of building adaptation; historical significance of existing buildings.


Key publications: 

Baker, H. & Moncaster, A., Al-Tabbaa, A. (2017) Decision-making for the demolition or adaptation of buildings, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Forensic Engineering 170 (1). doi: 10.1680/jfoen.16.00026.

Baker, H. & Moncaster, A. (2017) Demolition and adaptation at the CB1 development, Cambridge, The European Real Estate Society’s Annual Conference, 28 June – 1 July 2017, Delft Netherlands.

Baker, H. & Moncaster, A. (2017) The Role of Stakeholders in Masterplan Regeneration Decisions, World Sustainable Built Environment Conference, 5-7 June 2017, Hong Kong. 

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Supervisor: Dr Alice Moncaster

Supervisor: Professor Abir Al-Tabbaa
 Hannah  Baker

Contact Details

Engineering Department
Trumpington St,
CB2 1QA,
Not available for consultancy