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Estate Management


The Planning section at Estate Management undertakes the following duties on behalf of the University:

  • provides planning advice
  • prepares applications
  • secures land allocations for University development
  • carries out negotiations with local planning authorities
  • manages project teams through the planning process

The University submits around 50 planning applications a year.

The Planning section also carries out a wide range of architectural and other studies to support the better use of space in the estate, including:

  • measurement of space utilisation in teaching spaces
  • working with departments to optimise the use of space
  • investigation of space requirements as part of the Capital Projects Process

The space requirements of User Departments are analysed prior to schemes being delegated to the Major Projects or Minor Works groups for implementation. Information is provided to the University’s Space Management and Minor Works Sub-Committee for consideration.  Further information is provided on the PRAO website - click here.