CBD Office Quality Grading Matrix

This Matrix is used for quality grading all CBD Office properties included in Property Council research. You can download a pdf version by clicking here.

Grade

Size

Floorplate

Finish

Technical Services

A

Generally >20,000 sqm

Generally >1,000 sqm, largely column free

A landmark office building located in major CBD office markets which is a pace setter in establishment rents & includes: ample natural light; good views/outlook; prestige lobby finish; on-site undercover parking; quality access to/from an attractive street setting; &, premuim presentation and maintenance.

State of the art technical services will typically include:
Heating, Ventilation & Air-conditioning system: Multiple zones of approx 70 sqm with around 25 watts per sqm for tenant equipment. The system should also have a supplementary fresh air system, auxiliary condenser water loop for tenant and capacity for tenant exhaust risers.

Lifts: Waiting interval not to exceed 25 seconds, handling capacity in excess of 15% and a high quality ride with low noise. At least one dedicated goods lift.

Power: Minimum of 25 watts per sqm load capacity. Dedicated data risers should be available.

Lighting: High quality ultra low brightness fittings.

Building Intelligence: High quality building automation system, 24 hour access (card key), after hours air-conditioning dial-up, energy & stand-by power management, manned control room, perimeter security, & closed circuit TV.

Standby Power : Full power for all essent ial services and ventilation and at least 50% for lighting and lifts.

Grade

Size

Floorplate

Finish

Technical Services

B

Generally >10,000 sqm

Generally >600 sqm, largely column free

High quality space including: good views/outlook; quality lobby finish; on-site undercover parking; quality access to/from an attractive street setting; &, quality presentation and maintenance.

High quality technical services will typically include:

Heating Ventilation & Air-conditioning System: Multiple zones of approximately 100 sqm with around 15 watts per sqm for tenant equipment. The HVAC should have an auxiliary condenser water loop for tenant use.

Lifts: Waiting interval not to exceed 30 seconds, handling capacity around 14% to 15% and a good quality ride.

Power: Minimum of 15 watts per sqm load capacity

Lighting: Lower ultra low brightness fittings.

Building Intelligence: Direct digital controls, 24 hour access with card key & off site alarm monitoring, key switch after hours air-conditioning.

Standby Power: Full power for all essential services & full ventilation.

Grade

Size

Floorplate

Finish

Technical Services

C

Any size

Any size

Good quality space with a reasonable standard of finish & maintenance. Tenant car parking facilities should be available.

A basic standard of technical services that will generally include most of the following:

Heating, Ventilation & Air-conditioning System: Comprises a reasonable system with one controllable zone per building face.

Lifts: Waiting not to exceed 35 seconds, handling capacity around 13% to 14%.

Power: Load capacity 10 watts per sqm

Lighting: Recessed prismatic fittings

Building Intelligence: Electronic controls, 24 hours access with key card, key switch for after hours air-conditioning

Standby Power: None.

Grade

Size

Floorplate

Finish

Technical Services

Other

Any size

Any size

Office space with lower or poor quality finish.

Services fall below the minimum requirement for a C grade.