Our teams

Estates and Facilities Management is one of the largest departments in the University. Explore our teams and services below.


The Department of Estates and Facilities Management is responsible for providing a world-class learning environment. This involves being responsible for the University's buildings and green spaces, managing our facilities and keeping students, staff and visitors safe.

The estate contains a wide 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 Engineering Heartspace, are modern and sophisticated in their design and servicing.

Interim Director of Estates and Facilities Management

David Hemming


David has a comprehensive understanding of the higher education sector with extensive experience of managing large and complex estates. 

He has worked in a broad range of senior roles across various sectors, including defence, government, and higher education and has wide-ranging experiences across estate management, capital delivery, soft and hard facilities management, transport, logistics and all aspects of sustainability.

Campus Services

Head and shoulders photo of Richard Yates

Acting Head of Campus Services - Richard Yates
Email: r.yates@sheffield.ac.uk

The Campus Services team delivers a diverse range of front-line services for the University which ensure it’s a safe, clean place to work and study. These include Security, Parking, cleaning and receptions, to mail and logistics, waste removal, recycling and transport.

Engineering and Maintenance

Head and shoulders photo of EFM Executive member Matt Godber

Head of Engineering and Maintenance - Matthew Godber
Email: m.godber@sheffield.ac.uk

The team provides maintenance of mechanical, electrical and building fabric, and responds to unexpected situations and maintenance projects. They are also responsible for our landscape management and EFM Helpdesk.

Engineering and maintenance

Looking after our trees

Estates Development

Mark Holden, Head of Estates Development

Head of Estates Development - Mark Holden
Email: mark.holden@sheffield.ac.uk

Our Estates Development team is responsible for building the best possible environment for the University's students, staff and visitors. This team is at the forefront of the University's strategic and capital programme, managing and delivering developments that underpin its world-leading facilities.

Estates development projects

Sustainability and environment

Recycling and waste

Property and Business Services

Head and shoulders photo of EFM Executive member Chris Garlick

Head of Property & Business Services - Chris Garlick
Email: c.garlick@sheffield.ac.uk

The team supports the University's planning and development. From surveying and quantity surveying to buying, selling, managing and monitoring of property/land, space and strategy, information management and asbestos - they are involved throughout. They also lead on campus accessibility, ensuring that our campus is as inclusive as possible. Property and Business Services also include our Performance Venues and Print and Creative Services teams.

Property and Business Services

Performance Venues

Print and Creative Services

EFM Finance

This embedded team provides financial services and support to EFM and is responsible for providing specialist financial reporting, support and advice to budgetary units. The Capital Finance team works alongside our teams when we’re embarking on building or improvement projects.

EFM finance

Relationships Management

Relationships Manager - Rachel Parnham
Email: r.e.parnham@sheffield.ac.uk

Rachel makes sure that key internal and external stakeholders know what the department is doing and why. She is responsible for EFM’s digital output, and implementing communications strategies to manage change and respond to incidents.

She works closely with all teams to provide specialist advice on situation management and external relations.

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.