Buildings and security

Our specialist teams of Project Managers and Engineers oversee a huge range of capital projects, with core spending at around £25m per typical year.

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Key estates contacts

Estates and Buildings

Our teams and services include:

Building Fabric Section

Responsible for internal and external maintenance of all university buildings, external roads and footpaths, facilitating events, DDA compliance, pest control, and fire safety.

Controls Section

Ensures campus buildings are heated, cooled, and ventilated to optimum temperatures.

The majority of electricity consumed on City Campus is generated at the Energy Centre on Park Place, a highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) plant.

Electrical Section

Involved in all major capital projects and investments specifically those involved in energy saving designs and saving money. Responsible for building electrical statutory and regulatory maintenance and breakdown on all electrical infrastructure.


Our team of multi-skilled building service engineers provide technical advice and support to colleagues and external partners about the design and installation of engineering services within new build and existing building refurbishment projects.

Team members also have day-to-day responsibility for maintaining cost-effective and energy efficient systems for engineering services such as heating, cooling, air conditioning, ventilation, and plumbing systems. We carry out 24/7 reactive repairs, preventative planned maintenance, and statutory compliance engineering activities across the University`s property portfolio.


Our projects team provide the following in-house services:

  • Project management for construction projects, from the initial stakeholder engagement and brief, to the design process, procurement and delivery on site.
  • Space management advice, with the aim of making effective and efficient use of buildings within the University’s estate.
  • Construction-related procurement advice, and the management of supplier, consultant and contractor framework agreements.

Health and Safety

Provide health and safety advice, training, and direction to all Estates and other University colleagues

Precinct Services

Our teams and services include:


Located in the Ewing Building, we provide a 24/7 service to help the University in providing a safe and secure environment for staff, students, and visitors.

Out of Hours, they are the main Point of Contact for emergency issues.

Any matter can be reported as follows:

Breach of security

Report an incident involving a breach of security on any of our campuses.

Car parking

Parking Management is undertaken by a Traffic Warden and Security Team.

Parking issues or matters can be addressed at


Located in the Tower Building, the Mailroom handle all internal and external mail proving a central delivery point for University mail.

Open Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00


Provide cleaning services for internal areas of City Campus (except ISE and LLC staff areas). For specific cleaning requests contact using the estates help desk. For Ninewells and Kirkcaldy campuses please contact NHS Tayside or School of Health Sciences (Kirkcaldy) cleaning staff respectively.