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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
  • New physio teaching rooms at 60 Waldegrave Road
  • Opening of a new Student hub in the Library
  • Refurbishment of the toilets close to main reception. This includes a new gender neutral facility, shower room, baby feeding room and a Changing Places facility 

What we plan to do

We are planning further improvements across our estate including:

  • We have started work on our Student Heart project with completion of the first phase in early 2022
  • Further student bedrooms refurbishments
  • Improving accessibility to the Waldegrave Suite

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

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