Department of Estates


The Department of Estates has responsibility for the delivery of all new building and major refurbishment projects on campus, inline with the University of Bath Masterplan.  Estates provide a full service from initial briefing and concept design through to planning and building regulation applications, tendering of construction works and supervision of projects through their construction phase.

The Department is supported by a framework of external consultants.

Projects are normally instigated by the Vice-Chancellor's office or the University's Executive Committee.  However, the Department of Estates is happy to provide early advice on potential projects as needed.

Campus investments

The University continues to undertake an ambitious programme of major improvements to our campus.  We completed construction of 10 West and 4 East South in 2016 and current projects include:

School of Management

Please see the School of Management consultation boards.


The new Polden student residences will consist of 293 ensuite bedrooms in 37 flats across two buildings arranged around a landscaped courtyard.  Facilities in Polden will also include cafĂ©, communal study spaces, drying rooms and cycle storage.

The value of the project is £34.5 million.  The building is scheduled to open autumn 2018.

Project summary

Background and context 

Read the latest Polden project update - 12 June 2018.

Polden project update - 3 May 2018.

Polden project update - 5 April 2018.

Milner Centre for Evolution

The new Milner Centre for Evolution will be a unique cross-faculty research centre bridging biology, health and education, as well as providing an area for outreach activities.

The value of the project is £8.5 million.  The building is scheduled to open Spring 2018.

Read the latest Milner Centre for Evolution newsletter dated  5 June 2018.

Milner Centre for Evolution newsletter dated  3 May 2018.

Milner Centre for Evolution newsletter dated  5 April 2018.

 We also provide a campus plan (PDF) illustrating construction works and their respective site compounds.