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Estates management 2020/21 - Number of buildings - D07NumberofBuildings

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Estates management 2020/21

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Number of buildings - D07

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Short nameNumberofBuildings

The fields in this entity contain data about the number of buildings.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All higher education providers (HEPs).


Where buildings are joined together, a common sense view should be taken. A separate building should normally be recorded where:

  • the building is recorded and treated separately in the HEP's property information system,
  • the building has a different entrance (but a building can have more than one entrance),
  • the building is served by different service cores and staircases (although, again, a building may have more than one set of these),
  • the building has floor space recorded as Net Internal Area (NIA) under Private finance initiative or public private partnership,
  • the building is fully-enclosed (i.e. open-sided buildings do not count),
  • the building is capable of functioning as a self-contained unit.

All buildings should be recorded, however temporary. Thus, portacabins and the like should be included. Farm buildings should be included if maintained and operated by the HEP.

Exclude individual buildings used entirely for commercial purposes and therefore not included elsewhere in this return.

If space is both academic and commercial HEPs should use their own judgement based on its primary function.

If the predominant use of a building is for residential purposes it should be returned under the residential sub-heading and vice-versa for non-residential.

The number of buildings is included for the purposes of making comparisons and not as a performance indicator in its own right.

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