Estates Services

  • Estates Services

    The University is entering into an exciting phase of redevelopment. We, in the Estates Division, are playing a key role in making the vision of the 'Campus of the Future' a reality.

    We continue to undertake our duties in a proficient and professional way. Our teams keep the power on, the systems safe and maintain the functioning of over 180 buildings and over 190 acres of grounds to meet the expectations of all who work within and visit our estate. The staff who carry out these vital tasks are highly valued members who are encouraged and supported in furthering their natural abilities and professional skills, and in enhnacing their personal development.

    We are passionate about our daily responsibility to our customers - present and future - in ensuring that the University estate is a safe, functioning, pleasant environment in which to live, work, study and visit.

  • The building maintenance team look after buildings, roofs and hard landscape areas within the University, undertaking installations, responsive repairs and planned maintenance; ensuring statutory compliance. They maintain the day to day condition of the buildings to facilitate teaching and research.

    • The building maintenance team are responsible for the following:
    • Painting, decorating and carpentry work
    • Building external and internal fabric, including brickwork, doors and windows
    • Asbestos 
    • Fencing, paving and floowing including minor carpet repairs
    • Surface water drainage, roofing, guttering and down-pipes

    The electrical maintenance team look after electrical building services utilised within the University, undertaking installations, responsive repairs and planned maintenance; ensuring statutory compliance. They maintain the day to day running of the systems to facilitate teaching and research.

    • The electrical team are responsible for the following: 
    • Fire alarm systems and lifts
    • Lighting and power systems, installation and maintenance
    • Lighting protection
    • Security lighting
    • Emergency lightings
    • Electrical testing and inspections

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    The grounds maintenance team look after all the grounds and gardens, currently over 190 acres of our campus. We ensure the presentation and upkeep of the grounds, making our University a beatiful environment in which to study, work and live.

    • The grounds maintenance team are responsible for the following:
    • Grass and hedge cutting including field and lawn areas 
    • Landscaping including flower beds and shrubberies
    • Tree, wildlife and habitat preservation
    • Sports maintenance including cricket square and golf course
    • Adverse weather response

    The mechanical maintenance team look after all mechanical systems utilised within the University, undertaking installations, responsive repairs and planned maintenance; ensuring statutory compliance. They maintain the day to day running of the systems to facilitate teaching and research. 

    • The mechanical maintenance team are responsible for the following;
    • Heating systems, including boilers, pumps and radiators 
    • Plumbing and water systems including showers, toilets and drainage 
    • Fire extinguishers, dry risers and fire hydrants 
    • Gas appliances including, testing, leak detection and certification 
    • Water quality, including control of legionella

    The team undertake installations, responsive repairs and planned maintenance; ensuring statutory compliance. They maintain the day to day running of the building services systems to facilitate teaching and research. 
    The systems maintenance team are responsible for the following:

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    •  Air-conditioning and ventilation 
    • Building management systems 
    • Energy monitoring and conservation