Simple Buildings: Applicability of Shell & Core

Shell and Core options cannot normally be applied to Simple Buildings with the following exception;

– The Simple Buildings classification must be based on the full fit-out of the speculative building.  This may be achieved through Shell and Core Option 3 (developer-tenant collaboration) only.

If the project team is unable to demonstrate this (for example where the end-user is unknown or the end-use is uncertain) the full version of BREEAM New Construction must be used.

Shell and Core Option 3 ensures a collaborative process between the developer and tenant which allows the assessor to be certain of the end fully-fitted specification. Thus the assessor can be certain that, in its fully-fitted state, the building will still fall within the remit of a ‘Simple Building’.