Our teams

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


Director of Estates and Facilities Management

Photo of Keith Lilley, Director of EFM

Keith Lilley leads the Department of Estates and Facilities Management: "My team 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.

"Our 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.

"I’m proud of my staff, who strive for excellence in everything they put their hand to, with the shared goal of providing a wonderful place to study, work and visit.”

More about Keith

Campus Services

Lisa Woods, Head of Campus Services

Head of Campus Services - Lisa Woods
Email: l.woods@sheffield.ac.uk
Tel: 0114 222 8940

Lisa's 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 Reception, to Mail and Logistics, waste removal, Performance Venues, Print and Design, recycling and Transport.

Campus services

Engineering and Maintenance

Matt Godber

Head of Engineering and Maintenance - Matthew Godber
Email: m.godber@sheffield.ac.uk
Tel: 0114 222 9108

Matthew Godber’s 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
Tel: 0114 222 9120

Mark Holden’s 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

Estates development projects

Sustainability and environment

Recycling and waste

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

Property and Business Services

Chris Garlick, Head of Property and Business Services

Head of Property & Business Services - Chris Garlick
Email: c.garlick@sheffield.ac.uk
Tel: 0114 222 9027

Chris Garlick’s 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 & Business Services

Relationships Management

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

Tel: 0114 222 9857

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.

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