Outside space – Appropriate seating areas

For fully-fitted assessments, where the end-user is known, a compliant outside space must have suitable outdoor furniture installed . However, where justified by the design team, for shell only, shell and core and all speculative assessments, it is sufficient to provide evidence that an appropriate ‘seating area’ is provided including any associated hard landscaping, along with design drawings showing a suggested arrangement and type of furniture.

The installation of outdoor furniture at an incomplete and unoccupied building could lead to security issues and attract antisocial behaviour.

03/05/21 Wording amended to clarify the level of detail required for the future fit-out.