Directorate of Estates and Facilities


The facts....

The University Estates:

  • We have 245 buildings
  • A gross internal floor area of over 887,000 square metres
  • 667 acres (270 hectares) of land including farms, smallholdings, cottages and agricultural land
  • 24 Listed Buildings, which include The Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, Lovell Telescope, John Ryland Library and the Old Quadrangle buildings
  • In excess of 50,000 rooms

Within the Directorate of Estates and Facilities....

  • Over 80,000 reactive repair requests and over 600 'out of hours' emergency repair/requests to make safe, in both academic and residential buildings, are received per annum
  • Over 8,600 security incidents are attended to per annum There are over 200 'live' projects managed by the Design Services Unit at any one time;
  • 530,000 square metres of internal areas are cleaned each day 14 hectares of external areas are cleaned per week
  • Over 600 videos are produced per annum, including graduation ceremonies, high profile events and promotional material
  • There are 277 centrally bookable teaching rooms
  • 22,106 lamps were replaced on campus last year
  • There are 68 Green Impact Teams across the University
  • Over 7000 conference and meeting enquiries were handled last year with a total number of events of 1,060, comprising of 45,087 delegates
  • There are over 3,600 parking spaces on 12 car parks and over 2,700 cycle parking spaces (on campus and at Residences)
  • Over 4,500 tonnes of waste are disposed of or recycled per annum
  • 65,000 litres of fresh soup is produced on campus each year
  • Catered halls serve in excess of 350,000 breakfasts and evening meals each year
  • Over 1,800 bikes have been registered on the free University bike security marking scheme