This section is responsible for the provision of a range of services to the University.

Design & Project Management

  • Design, structural engineering and cost management of in-house designed construction projects including upgrading or refurbishment of buildings and the installation of temporary buildings
  • Project management and the prioritisation of resources to deliver work on time and within budget
  • Preparation of the programme for construction, alteration and major repair of buildings, services and infrastructure
  • Advice on the feasibility of altering, improving and repairing buildings including cost estimates
  • The refurbishment and adaptation of existing spaces to comply with codes, best practice and current legislation (including disabled access, health & safety and fire safety)
  • Preparation of major repair programmes
  • Commissioning and handover strategy

Maintenance Management

  • Responsibility for the maintenance of building structure, building fabric and estates infrastructure
  • Maintenance of University buildings using services of in-house staff and external contractors
  • Liaison with external contractors, monitoring of all maintenance work, final quality assessment and compliance with all statutory standards
  • Organisation and monitoring of all maintenance work carried out by internal and external trades and contractors
  • Maintenance of campus infrastructure of roads and paths including car parks
  • Carrying out of day-to-day maintenance of the estate infrastructure
  • Handy-person, multi-trade services fulfilling the construction and installation requirements for the campus estate on a day-to-day basis
  • Provision of skilled trades such as roofing, ceilings, plastering, block work, carpentry, tiling, painting/decoration, glazing, ironmongery
  • Tendering of all maintenance works in line with University procurement policy for external contractors
  • Archiving and implementation of Operations and Maintenance Manuals of all project works

Technical Information Management

  • All buildings and grounds on the estate are recorded on AutoCAD drawings in addition to technical information on the fabric of the estate
  • Providing technical backup to Buildings & Estates
  • Buildings areas analysis - AutoCAD drawings
  • Library of technical information on latest codes and manuals
  • Drawing up and operation of quality assurance systems
  • Providing advice on access and facilities for disabled people on campus including designated parking spaces, ramps, toilets etc.
  • Archiving of records including planning, listed buildings, Building Regulations applications, contractors lists, consultants lists, Health & Safety files
  • Implementation of University health & safety procedures for "Management of Contractors"
  • Generating campus maps adjusted to unit requests