Shell and Core

Shell and Core

This is the term generally used to describe the finishes of a building, or part of a building when the builders have completed the construction works. It is mostly applied to commercial buildings, which would include D1/D2 premises.
The finishes can vary quite considerably from a concrete shell to partially finished accommodation. As a concrete shell this would be left with concrete floors, walls and ceiling, no glazing installed and capped services. The occupier would need to provide for the completion of the property to match their occupational requirements. Walls to be plastered and decorated, ceiling to be plastered and or suspended ceiling installed, floor screeded or raised flooring to be installed, glazing, electrics, heating/air conditioning, plumbing, central heating, toilets, kitchen facilities, if required, partitioning, decorations and floor coverings (carpeting) etc, etc.
Some properties are left partially completed but most will require some capital input by the occupier.
Every building will vary as will the finishes provided. This brief explanation is not definitive but given only as a guide.