UCL Estates is at the centre of UCL’s Professional Services, providing a range of services which support the University's academic mission.
UCL Estates manages the estate and facilities infrastructure, from the strategic to the operational. This ranges from ensuring our estate is operating efficiently and safely to maintaining, developing and delivering our building and planning future strategic developments to support UCL’s academic ambition.
UCL Estates services include property acquisition and management, capital projects, engineering and maintenance, environmental sustainability, safety, security, catering and cleaning. In addition, it manages the University and Customer Services switchboards, student residences, nursery and central teaching and meeting room bookings.
We have an ambitious vision to create and maintain a cleaner, greener, healthier, safer and more accessible environment at UCL.
UCL has a vision to become a leader in the field of sustainability through performing at the highest levels of excellence in multidisciplinary academic teaching and research; creating a culture of inspiration, innovation, action and trust, through engagement with its schools, faculties, departments and other stakeholders; and through the sustainable development and use of the estate.
For the estate, we have an ambitious vision to create and maintain a cleaner, greener, healthier, safer and more accessible environment – and fundamentally, one which can enable UCL to realise it’s successful ambitions across all its activities. Creating a sustainable estate is a key enabler of UCL’s 2034 strategy for the whole institution.
Key UCL Estates sustainability aims
- To deliver high-quality sustainable projects through the capital and strategic maintenance programme
- To maintain an efficient and sustainable estate
- To provide UCL’s staff and student with high quality, sustainable facilities services
- To support, train and mentor UCL Estates staff to act as sustainability champions
All UCL staff are part of a community that’s producing ground-breaking research, delivering world-class teaching, and helping to shape a better world. UCL has a large environmental impact, which as a truly global university, we know we have a responsibility to improve.