2014/053: The compliance of a new commercial laboratory building without an accessible lift to the first floor
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This determination arises from a decision of the authority to refuse to issue building consent for the proposed building. The refusal arose because the authority was not satisfied that the proposed building, without an accessible lift to the first floor and with a first floor area in excess of 400m2, complies with the Building Code (First Schedule, Building Regulations 1992).
The authority later confirmed it would grant the building consent on the basis that the owner seek a determination on the matter and that there would be spatial provisions in the proposed building for a lift to be installed dependent on the determination.
The matter to be determined is therefore whether the proposed building without a lift would comply with Clause D1 of the Building Code to the extent required under section 118 of the Act.