Space Management

Space Management has been an issue in the sector for decades, mainly because of over supply and under utilisation, with resulting lower levels of investment (per square metre) and poorer condition and quality. Some institutions are under pressure due to growth in student numbers and problems of fitness for purpose of current space.

Newcastle University has the 10th largest floor space in the UK with highest quartile space per student. While this has allowed us to grow significantly, the non-residential estate is still 60,000 sq metres larger than average as predicted by the Space Management Group's space benchmarking model. Income per square metre is at the lowest quartile for our peer group. Space audits have revealed low utilisation of some teaching rooms.

If you have any queries about space management please e-mail Clare Rogers, Director, ESS at or contact the Property Management Team.