May 11th, 2021
In April the Estates and Infrastructure Committee approved the Estates & Facilities strategic delivery plan which integrates previously agreed strategies for the estate development framework, Project Stay (our residential accommodation strategy), compliance and operations/capital backlog replacement.
It draws on consultation with the wider University community through the Estate Development Framework and the University Strategy.
It has been developed alongside other Strategic Delivery Plans (SDPs) to facilitate consistency of approach and to identify dependencies. Members of Estates and Infrastructure Committee reviewed a draft in March 2021.
Professor Andy Long, Deputy-Vice-Chancellor and Chair of the Estates and Infrastructure Committee said “The SDP sets out how the University will maintain, enhance and develop our campuses so that they are safe, attractive and efficient to support our students, staff and visitors and everything we do as a University. It relates to the University’s UK assets, land and property encompassing the four main campuses as well as the spaces we occupy in our partner hospital trusts”.
The plan encompasses a wide range of assets such as academic teaching and research buildings; libraries; residential accommodation; theatres; sports centres and playing surfaces; conferencing facilities; hotels; cafes, bars and dining areas, lakes, woodland and farmland.
The plan delivers, specifically, against the strategic goal to Develop the Campus Experience and ‘Contributing to Sustainable Development Goals and supporting the City of Nottingham’s desire to be a net zero carbon city by 2028’ but supports the delivery of many of the other strategic delivery plans.
Linda Goodacre, Director of Estates and Facilities, said “Our mission is to create, evolve and maintain campuses that inspire all that study, live, work and visit to achieve their ambitions.
Our challenge has been to create a genuinely integrated plan. Over the last two years we’ve listened to our students and staff through consultation, drawing on the University Strategy and the estate development framework consultation and worked closely with those with leading on other delivery plans”.
Encouragingly, we’re not doing this from a standing start. Since the publication of the University Strategy in December 2019 the University has put the following in place to ensure it delivers on these commitments:
The Estates and Facilities Directorate is now:
The plan sets out the interdependencies with other strategic delivery plans and more detail in terms of the key areas of focus and activity. Governance of the plan falls to the University’s Estates and Infrastructure Committee which is responsible for the SDP, overseeing its implementation and its review.
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