Gross Lettable Area Retail

GLAR is the total floor space measuring from the internal finished surface of external walls or from the centre line of inter-tenancy walls, whichever is deemed appropriate. Shop fronts outside, on, or inside the mall line are measured from the mall line or from the external finished surface, whichever is deemed appropriate.

GLAR is used for calculating tenancy areas in shopping centres, commercial buildings and strip shops, free standing shops, semi-detached or terrace shops in suburban streets.

Further information on inclusions and exclusions in the GLAR calculation and the treatment of balconies and verandahs can be found in the Property Council of Australia’s Method of Measurement for Lettable Area.