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Estates management 2017/18 - Support offices NIA

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Estates management 2017/18

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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)

This field forms part of the calculation for Non-residential NIA total, which is mandatory for HE providers in England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

This field records the NIA of offices not included elsewhere and used to support the operations of the HEP as a whole (see Support NIA total). It would include:

  • 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.

Where the associated costs, such as waste and energy cannot be separately identified for a commercial space area, NIA for the commercial space area should be included in the EMR under Total NIA commercial space (SMNIACT). Providers should return the commercial space area as per other areas under the appropriate space measurement field, in this case Support offices NIA. Providers should also return the space under Total NIA commercial space. This way, the total commercial space area can be distinguished from Total NIA.

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Field length11
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Element: SMNIASO

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