University of Essex Estate Management Section :
2. Is the University estate an expensive asset ? Land Cost – freehold, leasehold
Capital Build cost - different procurements, deferred
Maintenance – reactive, Long Term Maintenance
3. Sector Figures – 2001/2002 EMS Returns
Total Gross Space 24.4 million m2
Total revenue property costs £1.45 billion (£85/m2 net)
“Poor” condition space 8.8 million m2
Estimated backlog costs £3.29 billion
4. Ratio of Total Property Costs to HEI income
12. Comparisons with the commercial sector HE Sector Commercial Sector
Running Costs 51 99
Repair Costs 21 35
Cleaning Costs 9 16
Utilities 11 15
Estate Management 3 7
13. So, the Estate…… Is expensive
But, not as expensive as the commercial sector,
nor is it in as good condition !
Is under funded (and outmoded ?)
Is essential ?
Without it, how does a University operate ?
14. If we conclude that we need an estate….
what are the crucial elements it has to deliver
how do we maximise the potential ?
18. Site area 110 Hectares
Gross internal area : non residential 88,411 m2
residential 91,716 m2
78% of non residential estate constructed between 1960
65% of residential estate constructed since 1980
Since 1980 student numbers have increased by 240%
23. Assuming growth in student numbers to 8786 by 2010/11
Teaching space Lecture Hall 1000m2 1000m2
Seminar space 2160m2 100m2
Departmental space 12466m2 3325m2
Administrative space 2696m2
Totals 23262m2 4425m2
24. Swimming Pool
Hexagon – conversion to One Stop Shop
Sports Centre Extension Phase 3
LTB Refurbishment Phase 3
Extension of Sports Centre Human Performance Unit
Multi – Faith Chaplaincy Centre
New Office Building
Network Centre Extension
New Road Entrance
27. But, are these elements still valid, or
effective, and are they enough ?
What are the strategic issues ?
28. Strategic Issues The political agenda
How long can outmoded buildings support a University ?
How much land is left to develop ?
If we want to provide more residences, where ?
If students pay higher fees, what will they expect from the physical estate ?
What are the implications for the estate of more academic collaboration ?
The “environmental agenda”
Intensification of space use
Corporate strategies for sustainable growth ?
What impact will mergers and rationalisation have ?
Cost of long term planning and risk of minimising flexibility
Colchester Borough Council’s Local Plan has established the scope of development for the next 10+ years. If we want to influence change, we have to be thinking about 2018 now !