Space audit

Space audit

A physical survey and record of the space that is occupied and its functional use.
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Space Audit Systems Ltd, a university spin-out company, will receive the cash to develop specialist software for auditing the use of rooms in public buildings.
OPEN SPACE AUDIT. Parish councilors at Sutton Bonington have been told that Rushcliffe Borough Council are currently conducting an open space audit as part of their Local Plan.
We are offering a free space audit and planning service to tenants so that they can make the most of their new office accommodation," said Stephen Brown, senior partner at Teesside independent commercial property consultants Dodds Brown.
"We usually get called in when a lease break is coming up and a firm says: 'We could renew, but we don't want to.' When we ask them why, they normally say: 'There aren't enough meeting rooms.' But when we do a space audit we often find it's just that these aren't being used efficiently."
"We conducted an intensive space audit," says Bocchi.
The next step is preparation of a space audit that identifies:
LSH often begins with a space audit, which determines the floor space requirements of the business and how the various facets of the company work together, in order to arrive at the building envelope for the new premises.
The green space audit looked at first impressions of sites, entrances, paths and boundaries, access, safety, cleanliness, facilities, buildings, and nature conservation.
Some of these items include: a letter to tenants explaining the need to strategically manage a building's telecommunications space; a needs questionnaire to assist in determining what services are important to tenants; and an internal memo on how to conduct the telecommunications space audit. Critical Connections also includes an analysis of tenant needs, based on the largest tenant telecommunications survey conducted to-date.
According to Darron Owen, an associate director in LSH's building consultancy team, with the help of a simple space audit before a move, office occupiers could cut back significantly on property bills.
However, with the help of a simple space audit firms could cut back significantly on their yearly property bills - and might not have to move at all, she says.
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