The University's Estates Strategy aims to provide an overview of the key development objectives and needs of the University's functional estate in response to the overall strategic plan of the University, the plans of the academic and administrative divisions and the principles of good estate management practice.
The Strategy is also expanded to include more detailed proposals of estate moves and changes to try to achieve the University's medium and longer term aspirations.
The Strategy aims to:
- inform, and be informed by, the University's capital planning process
- provide a measure against which developing corporate, divisional and departmental objectives can be assessed
- allow for dialogue with the regional and local planning authorities
- assist in discussion with funding and monitoring bodies
- set the context for the shorter term space allocation process
- capture over-arching priorities for maintaining, renewing and developing the estate, including sustainability objectives
The Estates Strategy undergoes a major review every five years, but is updated on an annual basis, particularly to reflect the annual reviews of the divisional and capital plans. A publicly accessible summary is available upon request.