What Is Commercial Construction?

Commercial construction is the process of designing, renovating and building structures on land specifically reserved for commercial purposes. Commercial premises, typically funded by private and public entities include warehouses, retail stores, parking lots, shopping malls, hotels, office buildings and medical centres. In addition, apartment complexes and other profit-generating buildings are also considered commercial structures as their primary function is to generate money. The three types of commercial construction are small-scale, medium-scale and large-scale.


Examples of small-scale commercial construction include Treehouses, home renovations and other remodelling projects.


Medium-Scale Commercial construction includes water parks, small businesses, shopping malls and retail stores such as our own project The Palms Retail Space. A new build structure providing African-Caribbean hairstyling and beauty services. Located in Peckham, arguably the heart of South East London, The Palms is part of an ongoing regeneration project of the Peckham Rye Station area. Much of the building’s vibrant and distinctively colourful design draws inspiration from Peckham’s diverse cultural heritage.


Finally, Large-Scale commercial construction includes office buildings, hospitals, skyscrapers and hotels. In fact, Jerram Falkus worked on a hotel project previously for Yotel London. Founded in 2007 with an emphasis on having a “modern hotel experience”, Yotel have a number of branches across the world in global cities namely Singapore, New York, Dubai, Istanbul and Paris. Yotel London, a former petrol station is an 8-storey building plus a double basement level hosting 212 guest rooms, 5 self-contained residential units, 93 sqm of office/workshop space and 250sqm of flexible commercial space.

 About Jerram Falkus

 We are an established family-run construction business with more than 135 years of experience operating in London and the South East. We are avid advocates for BIM systems and technologies, ensuring all needs of our clients are robustly met with precision, detail and quality. Choose Jerram Falkus as your construction company for your next commercial project. Get in touch with us for more information.