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Estates management 2017/18 - Specialist academic area - D14SpecialistAcademicArea

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Estates management 2017/18

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Specialist academic area - D14

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Short nameSpecialistAcademicArea

The fields in this entity contain data about specialist academic area.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All higher education providers (HEPs).


This entity records the NIA of teaching and research space that is classified as “specialist”. This space should also be recorded in Teaching not offices NIA and Research not offices NIA. Space is considered “specialist” where it is designed for a specialist purpose and which cannot easily be used for other non-specialist activities. It includes rooms or facilities with abnormal or exceptional equipment where such a feature inhibits the use of the room for other non-specialist activities, such as general teaching.

Types of space included in this category may include laboratories, specialist theatres and drama studios, catering facilities used as part of academic courses, dark rooms, recording studios etc.

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Change management notesGuidance has been amended as TRAC does not have a definition of specialist space.

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