About the Department & the Estate
The Department of Estates is responsible for the strategic planning,
development and management of the University’s lands and buildings
on the Claverton Down campus and in Bath.
The Department is divided into a series
of core functions and activities:
- Strategic Planning – encompasses the Estates Strategy, the
review of strategic property holdings, the acquisition, leasing and
disposal of operational and investment properties, town and country
planning and master planning of campuses.
- Capital Procurement – this includes the procurement of the
design and construction of new buildings, major refurbishments and minor
projects across campuses.
- Operations – this section provides for the maintenance of buildings
and building services, together with the provision of a range of facilities
management support services including cleaning, portering, waste management,
postal services, the operation of the University’s stores and
the management of the vehicle fleet. The Operations Section also includes
the provision and maintenance of the University’s telephone systems.
- Planning and Records Management - The Planning and Records team of
three people was established in September 2009 and is responsible for
maintaining the space and legal information for the Estate. Since September
they have successfully improved asbestos information in drawings which
is now data driven, and not manually drawn into the CAD files. They
have also catalogued the Estates O&M archive in 3 East, listed existing
records in the Planning and Records Office and laid the foundations
for an Estates Library. Objectives over the next year include expanding
Archibus utilisation, improving access to information with the implementation
of a document control system and establishing a formal hand over process
for Capital Procurement projects. See our page
for details of information and specifications available to you.
- Energy and Environment - provides for the management of the University's
energy and utilities budget, including the assessment of tariffs, monitoring
of consumption and negotiation of climate change levy, EU emissions
trading credit and other statutory obligations. The Energy and Environment
Manager is also responsible for pursuing campus wide initiatives to
reduce the University's energy and utilities consumption and to improve
its carbon footprint. The environmental remit includes giving advice
on sustainable building construction and a general sustainability overview
of the activities of the Department.
- Waste and Recycling - the Waste and Recycling Manager started in September 2011 and is responsible for all the waste and recycling produced across the University, including from student accommodation and the Sports Training Village. Work is being carried out to try and increase recycling and decrease the amount of waste produced across campus in order for the University of Bath to become more sustainable and have less impact on the environment.
- Landscape Management – this includes the development and management
of the University’s grounds, including the sports pitches and
other external sports facilities.
- Strategic Transport Planning – the procurement and operation
of the University’s Green Transport Plan, together with the development
of car parks and the provision of facilities for motor cyclists, cycle
users and pedestrians.
The Department currently employs some 200 professional, technical, crafts
and manual staff. The Department is based in the Estates Office, although
operational staff are located across the campus.
General enquiries :
- For routine maintenance requests, click
on the green button on the Estates Homepage to take you direct to the