Estates Services is responsible for the management and strategic direction of Oxford University's functional and commercial estate within Oxfordshire. This comprises some 450 buildings and the infrastructure associated with them.
Estates Services was created on 1 October 2012 with the merger of the Estates Directorate and the Land Agent’s Office, bringing together for the first time all the University’s estates, property and asset activities into one organisation. The Graduate Accommodation Office, The University Parks and Wytham Woods are now part of a new Asset and Space Management team and Estates Services has a broad and diverse remit covering:
- Development of the University’s Estate Strategy
- Management of the University’s functional estate (which includes laboratory and teaching facilities, offices, museums, and libraries) and housing for graduate students and staff;
- Facilities Management for a growing number of University buildings
- Management of The University Parks and Wytham Woods
- Management of the University's commercial, agricultural and residential land and property assets
- The development of all capital building projects, running at around £60m - £90m per annum
- Repairs and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure (except IT and Telecoms)
- Programmes of refurbishment, replacement and minor works
- Reactive maintenance via the Helpdesk
- Environmental sustainability
- Space management and maintenance of space and property records
- Maintenance of a safe and secure physical environment for staff, students and visitors by Security Services.
Estates Services supports and reports to a number of University committees involved with various aspects of asset and estate management.
Estates Services complies with University guidelines on Freedom of Information.