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Estates Management record 2015/16 - Support offices NIA

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Estates Management record 2015/16

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Support offices NIA

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Short nameSMNIASO

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

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All higher education providers (HEPs).

UnitSquare metre (m²)

The NIA of offices not included elsewhere and used to support the operations of the HEP as a whole (see Support NIA total).


  • space used to house central managers, administrators, their departments, and associated activities,
  • space primarily used to house central administrative and support staff and associated activities,
  • Vice-Chancellor/Principals office and deputies,
  • Council Chambers,
  • boardrooms,
  • finance offices,
  • registry offices,
  • planning offices,
  • estates offices,
  • ancillary storage space.

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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Part of
Field length11
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Element: SMNIASO

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