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

To provide a class leading estate for all with core values of sustainability, innovation, and safety. 

We aim to develop a vibrant, sustainable, and accessible campus which meets the needs of students, staff, and the wider community. Our objectives sit under four main headings, University Experience, Place, Net Zero and Financial Innovation. 

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

View our Estates Annual Report 22-23 below:

Our  Team 

The department is led by the Director of Estates, Mr Grant Anderson. 

The Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer. 

The department employs over 50 staff in various service teams:  

Central Estates

  • Estates Support (Planon and Support Desk)
  • Compliance
  • Property Management
  • Riseholme Park Farm


  • Energy & Carbon Management
  • Sustainability projects and engineering
  • Communications

Maintenance & Facilities  

  • Building Fabric 
  • Engineering 
  • Facilities Management 
  • Contract Management  

Projects & Space 

  • Project Management 
  • Space Management  
  • Cost Management 

Estates Senior Leadership

Grant Anderson 

Director of Estates 



Kevin Macdonald 

Deputy Director of Estates 



Kevin Macdonald 

Head of Projects & Space 



Paul Labiche 

Head of Maintenance &Facilities  



Rebecca Mills 

Head of Sustainability  



Matt Bagley 

Farm & Estate Manager (Riseholme)