Welcome Message from the Director of Real Estate, Denis O Connor

Director of Real Estate, Denis O Connor

Welcome to the Buildings and Estates Website.

Our dedicated team delivers Real Estate Services (property, facility, asset, energy management, master planning and development) across the University through direct and contract provision.

The University’s property requirements consists of capital works, involving new build construction and a broad range of works to our to existing building stock and campus, including minor decorative, refurbishments, extensions, alterations, civil engineering, landscaping and infrastructural projects.  

Overall, the team is experienced, specific area trained, qualified, and dedicated to delivering a service to the University students, staff and visitors.

The estate consist of 225,415m² of real estate spread across 131 buildings and satellite locations, with a reinstatement value of €1.24bn. The University’s structures range from protected buildings built in the early 1800s and 1970’s, through to modern facilities from recent times, which require a mix of planned preventative maintenance, life cycle replacement and structural asset management techniques to be applied for the day-to-day management of this varied portfolio.

Our property use consists of a mix of academic, administration, residential, research, commercial and sports facilities.

If you have a maintenance request or require a project to be assessed, please use the buttons on our homepage.

Kind Regards,

Denis O Connor
Director of Real Estate


Our mission in Estates & Facilities is to deliver best in class service and maintain the University’s property assets, infrastructure and space providing facilities support, real estate services and advice  a wide-range of engineering and technical services. We successfully deliver the university's capital development programme.


Our Service Commitment, Estates & Facilities is committed to providing the highest level of service to the University, its staff and the public. To fulfil our service promise to the University we are committed to working in partnership with the University, having well trained and supportive staff and to developing and maintaining an open and accountable culture that is fair and professional in dealing with all our customers across the University community. We will be straightforward, consistent and professional in our dealings. We aim to treat all of the University Community fairly while respecting individual differences and needs.