Estates Services is represented on a number of steering groups and committees that oversee and make recommendations about the work we do, including the Capital Steering Group, Property Management Sub-committee, Sustainability Steering Group, Car Park Working Group, and the Security Sub-committee.
Capital building projects fall into three categories:
- Major projects: £1m and over
The Building & Estates Sub-committee appoints a Project Sponsor Group to manage all major projects.
Projects up to £15m can be signed off by the Capital Steering Group and the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee. Projects worth £15m or more must be recommended by the Strategic Capital Steering Group and approved by the University’s Finance Committee.
- Intermediate projects: £100k to £1m
The Director of Estates has the authority to decide in each case whether BESC needs to appoint a Project Sponsor Group. If they don’t, the Director of Estates has responsibility for the project.
- Minor works projects: less than 100k
The Director of Estates can authorise departments to appoint a project manager to undertake projects of this size.
You can find more detail about the governance of capital projects in the Estates Standing Orders.