The Residential Estate provides over 6,500 bed spaces for the University and it is critical that the focus is on the development and maintenance of high quality residences to enhance the residential experience of our students. These are under the direct management of Residential Services, although some other University departments provide some services such as security, energy management and landscape management. The total insurance replacement value for both parts of the estate is £923M of which £721M relates to the Academic portfolio. As is the case with many universities the major expansion of the University of Southampton’s estate took place in the 1960s and 1970s and therefore this is reflected in both the backlog maintenance liability and estate condition. The quality and condition of our estate has, however, been improved significantly over the past few years with around 74% in Condition B. The university is near the end of a significant capital programme of some £250M and is currently planning the next phase of improvement and development. Residential Services employees 75 Residences and Reactive Maintenance and 112 cleaning services. Total revenue currently £34.4M. The Academic Estate in the University’s ownership comprises around 65 hectares of land including some 274,000 square metres of space across approximately 90 buildings. These buildings are a mixture of freehold and leasehold or in some cases are owned by partner organisations with occupation agreements. As is the case with many universities, the major expansion of the University of Southampton’s estate took place in the 1960’s and 1970’s and therefore this is reflected with some in both backlog maintenance liability and estate condition. However, the University has started on a programme of refurbishment and will continue year on year. It has also just completed the development of Chamberlain Hall with the provision of 360 rooms. You will be joining us at an exciting time. As a member of the Residential Services Senior Management Team, you will take the lead in the delivery of key elements of the University’s strategy including residential property acquisitions and disposals, estate management, the planning of and delivery of residential projects and minor works.
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