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Estates Management record 2015/16 - Support NIA associated with catering

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Estates Management record 2015/16

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Support NIA associated with catering

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Short nameSMNIACS

This field contains data about the Net Internal Area (NIA) of support space associated with catering. The value can be recorded to three decimal places.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All higher education providers (HEPs).

UnitSquare metre (m²)

The figure should also be included within Support offices NIA and Support not offices NIA as appropriate.

The NIA of all space associated with central catering, including any associated offices.

This would normally include catering preparation areas and seating and associated space. If the seating and associated space is not exclusively or primarily for catering-related purposes, then an apportionment of the space between space types is acceptable.

Central catering is defined as space that is provided for use by all users of the estate and would normally include activities such as central dining rooms, staff dining rooms, cafeteria and snack bars, licensed bars and central vending facilities. Exclude Student Unions, which are returned under Net Internal Area other non-residential.

Commercial space that can be separately identified as a discrete area together with all associated costs, staff, energy, waste, emissions etc. is considered non-returnable and should be excluded from the Estates management record.

Only in circumstances where commercial space cannot be identified in accordance with the aforementioned conditions is it considered returnable and should therefore be included in the Estates management record (together with all associated costs, staff, energy, waste, emissions etc.).

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Reason required

Sector use and benchmarking.

Part of
Field length11
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Element: SMNIACS

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