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This assessment by our students provides a great sense of pride in the work that our staff within
EFM continue to deliver for the University.

Keith Lilley, Dirctor of Estates & Facilities Management

The 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.

Student Experience Survey 2014
I am delighted that Sheffield Students voted our facilities as the best in the UK as part of the THE Student Experience survey. This is a great testament to the investment that we have made in developing and delivering World Class facilities. This assessment by our students provides a great sense of pride in the work that our staff within EFM continue to deliver for the University.

Keith Lilley | Director of Estates & Facilities Management.

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REF results confirm: we're a world-leading university 2014

top 10%We've reason to celebrate; the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results place us in the top ten per cent of UK universities. Read our outstanding REF results!

The Diamond -  Time Lapse

The Diamond

Work on our £81 million building at Jessop East is well underway and today we’ve announced the building’s new name – The Diamond.

The new name was unveiled at the site by Paul Blomfield, MP and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett, who, along with other colleagues, were given a site tour and progress report by Project Director Allan Grantham from Balfour Beatty.

Speaking after the name reveal, Sir Keith Burnett said that The Diamond would bring enormous benefits, not only to the University community but to the city and the wider region, “As well as creating a fantastic place for teaching and learning, The Diamond will also have a major impact on our city, bringing jobs and an annual contribution of almost £21 million each year to the Sheffield economy.”

Scheduled to open by September 2015, the new building is the lynchpin of the University’s estates development over the next decade, creating state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities at the heart of the campus.

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News: University of Sheffield named one of the best in the world by largest ranking after a decade of outstanding success / read

The Diamond Topping Out Ceremony & New Fly-Through

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Zoe has arrived!

Electric vehicle Zoe

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Achieving excellence: a small selection of our projects . . .

The Diamond Construction work on The Diamond is now well underway and it’s on target to open in time for our September 2015 student intake. (see it live here) The £81 million building – our largest ever investment in teaching and learning – will create a fantastic place for modern interdisciplinary teaching.As well as specialist engineering teaching facilities, the building will also house a range of lecture theatres, seminar rooms, open-plan learning spaces, library services and social spaces, including a café. / see
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, is a world-class centre for advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value manufacturing sectors. It operates from two purpose-built, factory-scale research facilities on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire.
Multi-storey Car Park Durham Road We are constructing a new 527 space multi-storey car park and retail facility on the site of the existing Durham Road car park for use of the University of Sheffield, the Trust and the wider community. / see
St Georges Campus We are in the second phase of a major refurbishment of the St George's Mappin complex which we see major and significant improvements to learning and teaching space but also provide enhanced environment for users and staff. It will be used to promote our world-class engineering facilities to the world at our the University's Open Days.  / see
Campus Masterplan The University of Sheffield's Masterplan sets out the University's ambitions for the development of its estate over the 10-15 years from 2014 and focuses on four main themes: Managing growth as the University expands; Improving the public realm and civic spaces amongst the buildings; making it easier to get around the campus on foot, by bicycle, or on public transport; creating a more sustainable campus, with improved energy efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint. 

The Diamond

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Sport Sheffield News: £300,000 grant will strengthen University's 'number one' student experience by offering new social sports activities

  • Social sporting activities across the University of Sheffield will double thanks to Sport England funding
  • Grant will encourage 4,000 extra students to get active
  • Scheme urges students and staff to ‘see sport differently’

The University of Sheffield will double the number of social sporting activities available to its students and build a culture of ‘sport everywhere’ as it further cements its reputation for being the best place in the country to live and study.

The University has been awarded £218,616 from Sport England’s £10 million University Activation Fund, which supports Higher Education institutions in developing their sports offer and creating a ‘sporting habit for life’. (23 June 2014)


Firth Hall Photo

This month's Reveal photo is of previously covered bay window to the East elevation in the Firth Hall.

Firth Hall is a prestigious University room which hosts a variety of events all year round from examinations and weddings to important civic events such as royal visits. Read more about the project here.spacer



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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


Contact us

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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
EFM Executive Team | Facilities Managers

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

Central location, easy access

Sheffield's central location means that it is within easy reach of many parts of the UK. The city is well served by national road and rail networks and has excellent local transport. The University campus is on the western edge of the city centre and is easy to get to by car, bus and tram.

Students' Union, concourse and Firth CourtMaps and travel advice

Find out how to get to Sheffield and download or view online maps of the University and city.

Maps and travel advice

Information for disabled visitors

Online access guides are available for all University buildings and facilities. If you are visiting for a meeting or other event, please contact the event organiser or general visitor enquiries (0114 222 9867) for specific information.

Our Disability & Dyslexia Support Service can also offer advice or answer any questions you may have prior to arriving at the University.

Disabled visitors


View detailed maps of the University campus and the city:

Interactive campus map

Campus map with A-Z index

Central and west Sheffield

Sheffield city centre

Accommodation maps and parking

Interactive public transport map (Travel South Yorkshire website)

You can download PDF versions of our maps from these pages or obtain print versions when you arrive from porters' lodges and from some departments.

Travel advice

Find out how to get to the University using local and national transport.

Local public transport

By train or coach

By car (including park and ride)

By air

Map of the UK


Contact us

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.


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