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Enclosed private atrium/viewing platform

Tristan Wooller
Cushman & Wakefield | Veritas Brown
February 17, 2015


My client is currently constructing a 30-storey office tower and there is a small area on level 29 that is being disputed between the client and the BOMA consultant as to how it should be allocated.

The area in question is small (around 30 sq. m, compared to the 900 sq. m floor plates) and is labelled on the original CAD plans as a "terrace", which I believe is misleading.

It is separated from the main open-plan office/occupant area by a glass enclosure, similarly the exterior is also glass, albeit some windows will be able to be opened, but similar to the rest of floor. So it is entirely encompassed at the sides by glass.

Below, the floor is the same as the rest of the floor plate - raised floors. Above there is a void, so it feels like a double-height atrium, with no floor at level 30 above this specific area, only a floor at level 31, which acts as a ceiling.

I would add that the client fully expects an occupier to use the area as a private/executive office.

Would you include this area as IGA and also as Occupant Area?


David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
February 18, 2015

Hi Tristan,

The fully enclosed "terrace" should be part of the IGA and the Occupant Area on floor 29. On Floor 30, the area should be a void.


Tristan Wooller
Cushman & Wakefield | Veritas Brown
February 18, 2015


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