Those parts of a building that would, in multiple occupations, provide shared facilities that typically do not change over time and may include, for example, circulation areas, stairs, escalators, lifts/elevators and motor rooms, toilets, cleaners cupboards, plant rooms, fire refuge areas, maintenance rooms and unallocated parking spaces.
The area of a normally horizontal, permanent, load-bearing structure for each level of a building.
The sum of the areas of each floor of an office building measured to the internal dominant face and reported on a component-by-component basis for each floor of a building. Sometimes known as Gross External Area.
IPMS 2 – Office
The sum of the areas of each floor level of an office building measured to the internal dominant face and reported on a component by a component basis for each floor of a building.
IPMS 3 – Office
The floor area available on an exclusive basis to an occupier, but excluding standard facilities, and calculated on an occupier-by-occupier or floor-by-floor basis for each building.