The University of Sheffield
Estates & Facilities Management

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Our Guiding Principles

Keith Lilley, Dirctor of Estates & Facilities ManagementThe Estates and Facilities Management at the University of Sheffield are responsible for maintaining the University's buildings and gardens, managing its property and facilities and procuring new buildings.   

The University's estate contains a wide and varied range of properties which understandably present their own challenges. Some, such as the Arts Tower, are of great architectural importance and must be preserved as part of our national heritage, whilst others such as the award winning Information Commons, are modern and sophisticated in their design and servicing.

Our staff will continue to strive for excellence in everything they put their hand to. The integration of these services does provide a unique opportunity to improve and build on the firm foundations that have been achieved over many years.

Keith Lilley | Director of Estates & Facilities Management.

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Watch the progress of the New Engineering with our streaming webcam feed. (Click the image)

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New Engineering Building
left articleThe decision to approve the University of Sheffield’s planning application for an £81 million state of the art New Engineering Building on the New Engineering Building site will open the door to growth and investment.

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On 12 November 2013 EFM was represented at the EAUC Green Gown Awards and were ‘Highly Commended’ in the Social Responsibility Category for our work with ReCycle Bikes.

The Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK. With sustainability moving up the agenda, the Awards have become established as the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector.

We have worked with ReCycle for just over 5 years, and in that time we have sold 500 refurbished bikes to students, and been running the Cycle Hut on campus for nearly a year.


This income for ReCycle Bikes has also given financial security and an opportunity to provide apprenticeships to three excluded young adults in the Sheffield community.

The judges felt that this project “ticks many boxes” - developing sustainable income streams, increasing recycling and re-use and providing apprenticeships.

The judges liked seeing tangible results and the project has a great feel-good factor and targets people that most needed support. See the video here

Our New Students' Union Building.

Student Union Building The award-winning Students' Union reopens following £20 million refurbishment

A £21 million refurbishment of our award-winning Students’ Union building, completed in Autumn 2013, brings together the existing Students’ Union with the former University House building in an intelligent layout, providing open space and easy access for all.

The radically revamped building, which broke new ground when it was unveiled almost 50 years ago, features state of the art facilities for student services, an amphitheatre styled space for special events within the new Octagon Piazza, as well as more social and study spaces open for longer hours.

University House, which was one of the first glass curtain walled buildings in the world when it was completed in 1963, has now been integrated with the University’s Students' Union – the number one in the UK - in one single building.  Read more

Green Impact!

Green Impact

At The University of Sheffield, we are committed to improving our impact on the environment. Green Impact is an important part of our Energy Strategy (note: PDF document). It is a simple, rewarding and fun sustainability accreditation scheme, run in over 50 universities across the UK. It was first implemented at the University of Sheffield in 2009/2010 and since then has grown exponentially.. / Click & view


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Sheffield Peregrine are back!

Phil Riley, Energy Manager in EFM, recently installed a webcam near the nest that not only acts as a security camera to ensure the nest is not tampered with, but allows the University to make high quality images of these beautiful wild birds available to the public. Watch the webcam here.

University of Sheffield tops the region for student satisfaction

The University of Sheffield has been ranked joint top in the region for student satisfaction and its Students' Union has been ranked first nationally, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS).   Read more

We're a world top-100 University

We're renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching.  / Read more

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The Pam Liversidge Building

World Class capital Projects

Named after one of the UK’s leading woman engineers, the Pam Liversidge Building is the first step in a radical overhaul of the Faculty of Engineering estate.
The £21 million seven storey building sits on the corner of Newcastle Street and Broad Lane and links with the Frederick Mappin building which is also undergoing a programme of improvements as part of a £150 million plus investment in engineering buildings over the next decade.

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Help Desk

The Helpdesk provides a dedicated customer-care facility and the first point of contact for the University. / go


Not sure who you need to contact?  EFM internal contacts
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WEEE form

The corporate WEEE collection and disposal scheme for the disposal of computer equipment and historic WEEE. / go


Health & Safety are here to help you, and to ensure that the University of Sheffield continues to excel in being a safe University. / go


Reducing our waste, and recycling the waste we do produce, is a great way to reduce landfill, combat climate change and conserve limited resources.  / go

Parking Permits

Wondering how to get a Parking Permit, and what the conditions are? / go


The Estates & Facilities Management (EFM) website function is to provide an informative, up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the role EFM has within the University of Sheffield, particularly for those staff and students who use or may use any of the numerous services we provide. The website has been designed with the intention of helping you find what you need easily and quickly.


Postal address: Estates & Facilities Management, The Arts Tower, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

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