Our teams of surveyors, engineers and building inspectors is responsible for routine and planned work, carrying out condition surveys and regular inspections on a wide range of properties including listed buildings, laboratories and state of the art facilities.  Reactive work, including emergency repairs, is managed through the Helpdesk.

The Direct Labour Organisation, our in-house team of tradesmen, carries out much of the work itself. All work is supervised by the Building Services team – including electrical and mechanical services – and the Conservation & Buildings team. We also employ specialist contractors where appropriate and in line with preferred supplier agreements

Our remit is governed by the Estates Standing Orders which allocates responsibility for building work between Estates Services and occupying departments.

Repairs and maintenance programme

To view our proposed planned work programme for the next three years for all University functional estate buildings, University staff can download our Repairs and Maintenance document to the right. Please note this is subject to change - for example, due to the impact on the operational use of the building or changed priorities within the Capital Programme.

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View the Repairs and Maintenance Three Year Programme


Standing Orders

For general guidance on the split of responsibilities between departments and Estates Services refer to the Standing Orders.


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Building Services


Conservation and Buildings team