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The Directorate of Estates and Facilities

Business Units

Business Support

Jon Ashley is the Business Support Manager.
He is responsible for advising, monitoring and reporting on the Directorate’s general compliance with University regulations. This relates to administrative and finance matters within Estates and its various business units ; this also includes establishing/reviewing local practice, systems and facilitating improvements to the administrative, management and budgeting process.

Email: jon.ashleyl@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161-27-64962

Capital Projects

Steve Jordan is the Head of Capital Projects
Capital Projects are responsible for the delivery of the current Capital Programme and the Unit provides a Project Management service on all major and special projects.


Frontline Services

Kenny Nolan is Head of Frontline Services.
He is responsible for the strategic direction, leadership and management of the Estates front line services including collaboration between customers and Estates, reactive and planned engineering and building maintenance, campus cleansing, environmental and landscape services, house services (portering and cleaning), security and car parking; provided by both an internal labour force and via external contracted services.

Email: kenny.nolan@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161-30-64950

These services are provided by six business units.

Head of Faculty Estates

Three Heads of Faculty Estates are responsible, on behalf of customers in the Faculties and Schools etc for the development of effective and efficient collaboration with Estates and other service providers. This encompasses identifying operational service requirements, setting targets, monitoring the general performance of Estates and other service providers and progressing responses to requests for work and projects.

They are:
Engineering and Physical Sciences – Mike Billington
Humanities – Michelle Harper
Life Sciences and Medical and Human Sciences – Georgina Mills

House Services

Phil Lord is House Services Manager.
He is responsible for cleaning, portering and postal services delivered by Building Attendants in academic and administration buildings, for cleaning services in the University’s commercial properties and for events co-ordination in the Whitworth Hall, Old Quadrangle (the setting up and down of outside events).

Email: philip.lord@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161-27-52252

Maintenance Services

Duncan Turner is Maintenance Services Manager.
He is responsible for the legislative compliance of the building infrastructure; the management of utilities, contracts; planned and reactive maintenance to buildings and building engineering services; and small building and engineering work projects. The service extends across all University buildings (academic, administrative, commercial, residential). 

Email: duncan.turner@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161-27-52278

Environmental Services

Don Hope is Environmental Services Manager.
He is responsible for environmental management and advice, the management of the University’s landscaped areas and campus cleansing.

Email: donald.hope@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161-27-52234

Car Park Services

Kiona Simpson is Car Park Services Manager.
She is responsible for the operation of all the University’s surface and multi-storey car parks and the associated administration.

Email: kiona.simpson@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161-27-52231

Security Services

Gary Rowe is the Security Services Manager.
He is responsible for security across all of the University’s campuses, crime reduction and access control.

Email: gary.rowe@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161-27-52304

Design Services

Paul Williams is the Design Services Unit Manager.
He is responsible for managing and directing the Design Services Unit whose function is to provide a multi-disciplinary design and project management service in relation to new build, alteration, refurbishment and planned maintenance works.

Email: paul.j.williams@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161-27-52306

Estates Health and Safety Officer

David Massey is the Estates Health and Safety Officer.
He will contribute to strategic health and safety planning and management within the Directorate of Estates; promote, assist in the development of, and monitor excellence in all aspects of health and safety management; and work and collaborate closely with University Health and Safety Services to demonstrate that all aspects of health and safety management are being effectively managed.

Email: dave.a.massey@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: to be advised

Estate Surveying

John Lumbert is the Estate Surveying Manager.
He is responsible for all estate surveying issues concerned with the ownership and management of land and property, including the ownership / lease management of investment properties, the lease management of commercial properties and rating, insurance valuations, council tax, deeds, leases.

Email: john.lumbert@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161-27-52290

Professional Services

Brent Wills is the Professional Services Unit Manager.
He is responsible for property management and standards, building surveying, electrical and mechanical engineering; energy management; asbestos management, space management; fire safety and for the management of all estates issues within the central administration.

Email: brent.wills@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161-27-57758

Teaching Support Services

Linda Turnbull is the Teaching Support Services Manager.
She is responsible for support services associated with the use of central teaching rooms to deliver teaching programmes across all Schools, including the scheduling of teaching activities and the provision of media services, as well as the delivery of teaching in media skills as part of some School teaching programmes.

Email: linda.turnbull@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161-27-52245