About Us

The Estates department is responsible for maintaining and developing the University’s physical environment.

We provide facilities and services which support every campus user, every day.

Our Vision

We aim to provide a University estate which is:

»  Inspiring and supportive
»  Welcoming and accessible
»  Sustainable and efficient
»  Healthy and safe

You can read more about our objectives in our Estates Strategy.

Our Team

The department is led by the Director of Estates, Mrs Harvey Dowdy.

The Director reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Infrastructure and Finance.

The department employs over 60 staff in four service teams:

  • Maintenance
    • Building Fabric
    • Compliance
    • Engineering
    • Planon
    • Support Desk
  • Projects
    • Cost Management
    • Project Management
  • Space Strategy, Planning and Sustainability
    • Communications
    • Environmental Sustainability
    • Property Management
    • Space Management

In addition, the department works in partnership with a broad range of contractors and consultants to provide supporting services.