Subject: Part O Compliance

Discipline: Energy and Sustainability

A mixed use scheme is comprised of: - three residential apartment blocks, - residential amenity space (communal rooms), - one office block, - retail units at ground floor, - all built on a podium over a car park that is shared-use by all blocks. Which of the following elements of the scheme apply to Part O:

Possible Answers:

Part O1 of the building regulations is applicable to a “dwelling, institution or any other building containing one or more rooms for residential purposes, other than a room in a hotel”. Approved Document O clarifies this to include all areas of a mixed-use building that are for residential purposes, including corridors that serve residential units, shared communal rooms and common spaces of residential buildings.