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The Building Standards and Procedure Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 1999

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Regulation 2(18)

SCHEDULE 3SCHEDULE TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR SCHEDULE 4 TO THE BUILDING STANDARDS (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 1990

Regulation 7

SCHEDULE 4OCCUPANCY LOAD FACTORS TO BE APPLIED TO ROOMS AND SPACES WITHOUT FIXED SEATING, OTHER THAN IN BUILDINGS OF PURPOSE GROUP 1

(1)(2)
Description of room or spaceOccupancy Load Factor
Standing spectators' area.0.3
Amusement arcade, assembly hall (including a general-purpose place of assembly), bar (public area), bingo hall.0.5
Concourse, dance hall or floor, queuing area, mall areas in enclosed shopping centres (Class A).0.7
Committee room, common room, conference room, dining room, licensed betting office (public area), lounge (other than a lounge bar), meeting room, reading room, restaurant, staff room, waiting room, food courts in enclosed shopping centres.1.0
Exhibition hall.1.5
Shop sales area (Class 1), mall areas in enclosed shopping centres (Class B).2.0
Shop sales area (Class 3).4.0
Art gallery, dormitory, factory production area, museum, workshop.5.0
Office.6.0
Kitchen, library, shop sales area (Class 2).7.0
Bedroom or study bedroom.8.0
Bed-sitting room, billiards room.10.0
Car park, storage and warehouse accommodation.30.0

NOTES

1.  For the purposes of this Schedule, shop sales areas are classified thus–

  • Class 1 – shop sales areas other than those listed below as Class 2, including supermarkets and department stores (all sales areas), shops for personal services such as hairdressing and shops for the delivery or uplift of goods for cleaning, repair or other treatment or for members of the public themselves carrying out such cleaning, repair or other treatment;

  • Class 2 – shop sales areas in shops trading predominantly in furniture, floor coverings, cycles, perambulators, large domestic appliances or other bulky goods or trading on a wholesale self-selection basis;

  • Class 3 – shop sales areas in shops within an enclosed shopping centre when calculating an aggregate occupancy for all shops in a centre – not to be used for individual shops.

2.  The descriptions arcade, hall, gallery and room used in the Schedule do not indicate a particular design or configuration of building.

3.  For the purposes of this Schedule, mall areas in enclosed shopping areas are classified thus–

  • Class A – up to 6 metres wide;

  • Class B – all areas beyond the 6 metres width in Class A..

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