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Estates & Buildings

Estates & Campus Services Department undertake activity in relation to the strategic planning, development, alteration and operation of the physical estate and buildings and their services, supporting the educational and other activities of the University.

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Sir James Black Centre

In the last five years, we have transformed much of the city campus into one we can be rightly proud of. We have invested over £200m in the development of new and refurbished learning and teaching space, research accommodation, and residential, sport and social facilities. Seven of our historic buildings on the Geddes Quadrangle and College Green have been given a new lease of life with contemporary interiors and extensive statutory compliance works. This work was envisaged in the last Estate Strategy (2003), the priorities of which were to create sustainable, fit for purpose, attractive, effective and intensively used accommodation. This supported the University's commitment to achieving excellence in learning and teaching, promoting pure and applied research and scholarship at international levels of excellence and enabling staff and students to develop to their full potential in an environment of equal opportunity.

Dalhousie Lecture theatre

A key objective of the Estate is to Contribute to environmental sustainability by developing and managing buildings, spaces and equipment efficiently. Considering ways to achieve a more intensive use of the estate through space planning and an awareness of new ways of working and learning. Ensuring that the University uses energy carefully and promotes environmentally responsible practices at all levels by staff, students and visitors.