How Does a Capital Project Receive Approval?

The process for a capital project to receive approval is determined by:

  • The size of the project
  • The type of project
  • The funding source(s) for the project

The following University Committees are involved in the capital project approval process:

  • FEB - Faculty Executive Boards
    Review and recommend new faculty specific capital projects to ECSG.
  • CCAG - Corporate Capital Sub Group
    Reviewing and recommending new capital projects to ECSG which are not faculty specific.
  • ECSG - Estates Capital Sub-Group
    Consider the cases already seen by FEB or CCAG in significant detail. May require amendments or clarifications before recommending the project to UEB.
  • UEB - University Executive Board
    Consider cases recommended by ECSG. UEB may accept or reject ECSG recommendations. Depending on the size of the project and the source of funding further approval may be required from Finance Committee and Council.
  • Finance Committee – more details
    Depending on the size of the project and the source of funding Finance Committee may need to consider the cases approved by UEB. Finance Committee approval is then referred to Council for authorisation.
  • Council - more details
    Receive reports from Finance Committee to confirm approval for large capital projects.

Find out more about the detailed process for approval and the key documents required.


Need Help or More Information?

Who to Contact
Contact Capital Projects for advice and guidance on Capital Projects at the University.

If you are visiting the Department of Finance in person then you can find out more about how to find us and our opening times.