Estates Management Committee reports to Finance Committee


President and Provost

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Dr Marguerite Nolan

for agendas and minutes; apologies for absence   
020 3108 7604


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Estates Management Committee

Constitution and Membership for 2015-16

Number in brackets to the right-hand side of a committee member's name indicates length of continuous service in years, up to and including the 2014-15 session. Length of service is not indicated for ex officio and student members, or for observers.

Where the name of a committee member appears in square brackets, this indicates that member’s second or subsequent appearance in the committee’s membership.

Ex Officio

President and Provost (Chair) Professor Michael Arthur
Director of UCL Estates Mr Andrew Grainger
Director of Finance and Business Affairs
Mr Phil Harding
Vice-Provosts Dame Nicola Brewer
Dr Celia Caulcott
Professor Chris Husbands
Mr Rex Knight
Professor David Lomas
Professor David Price
Professor Anthony Smith
Deans of Faculties:
Arts and Humanities
Professor Jonathan Wolff
Brain Sciences  Professor Alan Thompson 
Built Environment 
Professor Alan Penn 
UCL Institute of Education  [Professor Chris Husbands] 
Engineering Sciences Professor Anthony Finkelstein
Laws Professor Dame Hazel Genn
Life Sciences Professor Geraint Rees
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Professor Nick Brook
Medical Sciences  Professor Mark Emberton
Population Health Sciences  Professor Graham Hart 
Social and Historical Sciences Professor Mary Fulbrook

Directors of Professional Services:

Director of Communications and Marketing
Mr Mark Sudbury
Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Mrs Lori Houlihan
Director of Human Resources
Mr Nigel Waugh
Director of Information Services
Dr Mike Cope
Director of Library Services
Dr Paul Ayris
Director of Planning
Mr Tom Rowson
Director of Public and Cultural Engagement
Mr Simon Cane
Ms Wendy Appleby


Three members appointed by the Estates Management Committee

  • Mr David Smith (6)
  • Two vacancies

Secretary Dr Marguerite Nolan

Terms of Reference

Subject to any general or particular direction that may from time to time be given by the Council, the Estates Management Committee is charged by Council:

  1. To ensure appropriate governance and management of estates issues across the entire academic and student accommodation estate, including asset management, capital projects, maintenance and repair, facilities management and energy and environmental issues relating to the estate.
  2. To provide oversight and institutional strategic alignment to the development and ongoing review of UCL Estates Strategy and sign off any amendments or new strategies prior to submission to Council for approval.
  3. To provide oversight and strategic support to the development and ongoing review of UCL Environmental Sustainability and Carbon Reduction Strategy and sign off any amendments or new strategies prior to submission to Council for approval.
  4. To monitor progress of Carbon Reduction against agreed targets.
  5. To consider and approve capital works programmes.
  6. To review business cases for all capital projects exceeding £2 million and provide advice and recommendations to Finance Committee
  7. To approve the principles for the allocation and use of space and resolve any conflicting priorities.
  8. To consider and approve proposals for the naming of UCL buildings.
  9. To report to Finance Committee by submission to the Finance Committee officers of the Minutes of each meeting of the Estates Mangement Committee. 

Meeting Dates 2015-16

  • Wednesday 21 October 2015, 8.30am
  • Wednesday 17 February 2016, 8.30am
  • Wednesday 15 June 2016, 8.30am


Committee Minutes for meetings prior to March 2013 are confidential to the Committee and are not available online.