The University has effectively completed its
2007-2012 Estate Strategy delivering a £300m development programme over the last decade and achieving or exceeding targets for objectives ranging from building condition and functional suitability through floor space related, environmental sustainability and staff travel.
Outstanding progress against four key estate metrics led to Newcastle being selected as an exemplar case study in the Funding Councils’ 2011 Estate Management Statistics report (link
Coupled with progress on environmental sustainability, this helped us win the Times Higher Outstanding Estate Team Award 2011.
Our UK Estate Options Report 2012 sets out the strategic direction for 2012-2017 estate investment and forms the basis of our estate strategy. The estate strategic objections supporting the University’s Vision 2021 are to facilitate academic priorities and:
- improve the condition and fitness for purpose of our buildings
- implement the Coherent Campus initiative
- ensure effective utilisation of space and improve the net:gross space ratio
- deliver ‘full life cycle’ value for money on all major projects
Key aspects include our Coherent Campus initiative to improve the external look and feel of the campus to create a distinctive welcoming and accessible environment for students, staff, and visitors alike, continuing focus on environmental sustainability and floor space reduction as well as specific development and refurbishment projects. Estate investment continues to support an excellent student experience in the quality teaching, learning and social facilities, involving student representatives in projects.