Employment Densities Guide

This guide provides advice to practitioners involved in regeneration and economic development projects on employment densities associated with different types of property use.

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Employment Densities Guide: 2nd edition

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The guide is the recognised industry-wide point of reference for projected job creation and is used by local authorities, developers and surveyors. The guide includes up to date information about how many jobs you can expect to accommodate in modern properties of different types, from industrial units to commercial offices.

Published 6 December 2010