Maintaining campus

Maintaining campus

Providing a knowledgeable and reliable service right across the University

Campus Maintenance manages the operation, maintenance and repair of building structures, engineering services, gardens and sports grounds at the University of Leeds. The team are responsible for developing maintenance policy and strategy, ensuring that the estate is maintained in a safe condition and in compliance with statutory regulations and associated approved codes of practice and guidance.

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL

Providing responsive and efficient delivery of the day to day maintenance and repair of building and infrastructures.

REACTIVE AND FABRIC MAINTENANCE

A large team of skilled tradespersons who deliver planned or reactive maintenance and an emergency call out service.

GROUNDS AND GARDENS TEAM

Responsible for the management & maintenance of the green estate at the University including landscaping, sports facilities and floral decoration.

KEY CONTACTS

NameTelephone
Acting Outsourced Maintenance Team LeaderAndy Leyland07880055636
Head of MaintenanceCraig Hirst07764806946

Mechanical and Electrical

Responsive and efficient delivery of day-to-day maintenance and repair.

The Estates mechanical and electrical team provide responsive and efficient delivery of the day to day maintenance and repair of building and infrastructures across all the campus academic, and residential buildings.

Some of the services provided are;

  • Electrical test and inspection

  • Air conditioning maintenance

  • Annual gas safety inspections

  • Legionella control & management

  • Lift inspections and maintenance

  • Fire Alarm and Emergency & Lighting testing

The team carries out this maintenance and repair function by means of internal direct labour, measured term contract and specialist contract labour whilst ensuring the estate is maintained in a safe and compliant condition.

Life Cycle Replacement

This team is also responsible for the planning and delivery of life-cycle replacement and annually invest around £3.5 million in these works. Typically this will include end-of-life mechanical and electrical equipment (for example air handing plant and lighting), life safety systems (for example fire alarms), building fabric replacements or upgrades (such as new windows, recovering roofs and resurfacing footpaths) and grounds/gardens upgrades (such as improving playing surfaces or replacing fences).

If you believe we need to know about some assets in your area that should be considered under life cycle replacement, please contact the Facilities Directorate Helpdesk.

Contact Mechanical and Electrical

You can contact the Mechanical and Electrical team via the Facilities Directorate Helpdesk.

NameTelephone
Acting Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance ManagerGary Smith07522216837

Reactive and Fabric maintenance

The first line of response in a reactive or emergency situation.

The University has a large multi-disciplinary team of skilled tradespersons who, together with specialist external service providers, deliver a planned maintenance, reactive maintenance and emergency call out service to the campus.

The following functions/trades are available;

  • Locksmith for electronic and mechanical systems

  • Building services

  • Building Management Systems

  • Signage

  • Fire alarms and emergency lighting

  • Plumbing services, gas fitting

  • Glazing and safe boarding service

  • Bricklaying, paving, plastering, rendering

  • Joinery

  • Redecoration

The Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) is generally the first line of response in a reactive or emergency situation within the academic areas, with an external service provider supporting the residential sites.

Contact the DLO

To access the services provided by the DLO, please contact the Facilities Directorate Helpdesk in the first instance.

NameTelephone
Reactive and Fabric Maintenance ManagerTim Kellett07712235655

Grounds and gardens

Experts on all aspects of landscaping, sports facilities and floral decoration.

The Grounds & Gardens Team at the University of Leeds is responsible for the management & maintenance of the green estate at the University.

This includes the following areas;

  • Sports grounds maintenance

  • Managing the University’s extensive tree stock

  • Gritting and snow clearing

  • Maintaining the campus landscaping

  • Hard landscaping cleaning and maintenance

  • Maintenance of internal floral decorations

  • Supply of floral decorations for events

  • Supply internal floral planters

  • Removals and general transport

  • Drain and gulley clearing

Contact Grounds and Gardens

You can contact the Grounds and Gardens team via the Facilities Directorate Helpdesk.

NameTelephone
Grounds and Gardens Team LeaderJames Wright07534982249

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