Area guidelines for mainstream schools

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Building Bulletin 103 Area Guidelines for mainstream schools

Publication date: June 2014
Ranking: essential

The document sets out simple, non-statutory area guidelines for mainstream school buildings (part A) and sites (part B) for all age ranges from 3 to 19. It supersedes the area guidelines in Building Bulletins (BB) 98 and 99, recommending reduced minimum internal and external areas.

Its aimed at architects, sponsors and those involved in creating a design brief for new school buildings, or for school refurbishment or conversion projects. It will be of interest to head teachers and governors.

How to obtain a copy
Please follow this link to the central government website.

To obtain a copy in an alternative format or language
Please write to:
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Department for Education
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street

M1 2WD

Telephone: 0370 000 2288
Email: contact form

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