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Estates and Facilities - We are All the Sustainability Team!

Our team is broad reaching, specific members of staff not mentioned here are delivering sustainability improvements across our operation all the time as standard practice.  Be it installing LED lights, looking at new food waste disposal possibilities or investigating greener fleet vehicles.  Sustainability is in our DNA!

Our sustainability budget

We hold no core sustainability budget, but there are many budgets that are accessed for various projects depending on their deliverables.  The utility budget funds energy improvements with a good payback, the environment levy makes green travel improvements etc.  This is not a barrier to achievement but rather ensures all measures offer true value for money.  We have also had major success in accessing external funding through Salif, RGF, LSTF and more.

Core Staff

Here are some of the key staff with sustainability within their remits, all are working for us Full Time.  You can find contact details for individuals in the database.

Clive Wilson – Director of Estates – SMT Lead

Clive has overall responsibility for leading our environmental improvements to our world leading eco-campus and has spear headed improvements over the past 10 years.

Russell Smith – Head of Estates – EcoCampus Management Representative

Russell has lead on our cutting edge sustainability achievements in terms of our built estate, various BREEAM outstanding buildings and the impressive library refurbishment.

Simon Duarri – Head of Facilities / Sue Walters Head of Ancillary Services

Simons portfolio includes waste management, cleaning, portering, security.  Together with Sue various initiatives across the whole of the waste hierarchy have been delivered including campus wide composting.

Mark Wrigley – Engineering Team Leader

Marks portfolio includes utility management – we have made amazing strides in this area of reducing our scope 1&2 carbon footprint by 38% since 2005.

Andy Hague – Building Team Leader

Andy has responsibility for delivery of construction projects and grounds management improvements which include our edible campus initiative.

Chris Spargo – Head of Commercial Services

Chris leads on catering and sports centre among other things.  His oversight of the latest catering contract has seen delivery of the Silver Food for Life award.

Ben Tongue – Environmental Manager – EMS Manager

As EMS manager Ben is central to all risk management controls and improvement opportunities.

Lyn Ha – Energy Officer

Lyn is key to delivery of our upcoming 50@50 programme and pushes to meet our 50% carbon reduction target several years early.


We regularly work with interns and on student academic projects to both help them develop and allow dedicated thinking time to knotty problems.