Estates and Property Services
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The Estates & Facilities Division is one of the five divisions providing the practical support required, to enable the University to fulfil its mission, goals and values. The Division currently employs a total of around 350 people (approximately 240 FTE’s) to deliver the following services:
- Strategic estate planning and space management
- Reactive and planned maintenance (building, engineering and landscaping)
- Environmental & energy management and expertise
- New build and capital schemes
- Refurbishments and minor works
- Parking and transport
- Caretaking, cleaning and mail service
- Campus Security - these services are provided for 69 buildings which cover 70 hectares of land.
The performance of the Division impacts on the University’s sustainability and success in three main areas.
First, it is key to the University’s goal of providing a high quality learning and working experience for students and staff. The University’s Strategic Framework explicitly recognises the importance of an attractive physical environment for learning and of a high-quality working environment for staff, both of which rely heavily on the quality of our buildings; the maintenance of our facilities and landscape, and the creation of a sense of safety and security across the campus.
Secondly, it contributes to the University’s goal of becoming an international leader in achieving successful and innovative partnerships with business and in the community. The Division plays a central role in managing partnerships and other relationships with the City of Salford, Manchester City Council and other local and regional bodies that share our interest in and concern for regenerating and revitalising the area in which we operate.
Thirdly, it has a key role in the increasingly important task of ensuring that the needs for environmental awareness and the sustainable use of resources are reflected in every area of the University’s activities. It is clear that our intentions and performance in this respect will become steadily more important to funding decisions and that we must therefore ensure that we have the expertise to meet this challenge.