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About us

The Estates and Campus Services department supports the day to day running of the University’s land and buildings. Our main campus is home to a diverse range of spaces including teaching and learning environments, a refectory and café, a chapel and multi-faith rooms, staff offices, sports fields, a theatre, a fitness centre and approximately 670 student bedrooms. Our work supporting this is extremely varied and covers:

Online forms for waste collection and key cutting

What we have done

Some of the highlights of the last few years include:

  • Old House – refurbishment of 92 student bedrooms
  • Dolce Vita - a new catering provision through Tchibo, providing sustainable quality coffee and food.
  • Sports lighting – installation of new LED floodlights
  • Commuter lounge – a space for visitors to relax
  • 24 hours library – a comfortable new study space
  • Car and cycle parking improvements – provision of extra cycle spaces and student parking at our campuses with an easy to use parking payment app

What we plan to do

We are planning further improvements across our estate including:

  • Commencement of the Student Heart project in the Summer of 2021
  • Further student bedrooms refurbishments
  • New physio teaching rooms at 60 Waldegrave Road in the Summer of 2021
  • Continuation of the library and helpdesk project
  • Refurbishment of the toilets close to main reception in the Spring of 2021

Who we are

The department is led by Chris Paget, Director of Estates and Campus Services supported by a dedicated and experienced team. We welcome any feedback so if you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know at estates@stmarys.ac.uk

And finally…

Here’s some facts and figures about our campuses and what we do:

  • We have over 40,000 square meters of floor space in approximately 50 separate buildings
  • This includes over 100 separate teaching spaces providing nearly 4,000 desk or equivalent spaces for students (pre-Covid)
  • Our green space covers 12 acres on our main campus and a further 12 acres at Teddington Lock all of which is the equivalent of 12 full sized football pitches
  • There are over 700 trees at our sites, the majority of which have protected status
  • We provide 290 car spaces and 200 cycle spaces across our sites
  • We have our own team of skilled plumbers, electricians, carpenters and groundsmen
  • On average they receive approximately 6,000 job requests each year, roughly equally divided between plumbing, electrical and carpentry work with another 300 key cutting requests