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Professional Services Unit

Name: Professional Services Unit

Place in structure: The University |> Office of the Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer |> Directorate of Estates and Facilities |> Professional Services Unit

Address: 4th Floor
Beyer Building
University of Manchester
Oxford Rd
M13 9PL

Building 49 on campus map (opens in a new window)

Phone: 0161 275 7280

Fax: 0161 275 3880


Website: Professional Services Unit Website

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General information

Our Mission

To be custodians of the University Estate, setting, implementing and reviewing, standards and policies.

The Professional Services Unit was created in 2007 following a re-structure of the Directorate of Estates and brought together a number of client-side functions, with the aim of providing a single point of service delivery for internal and external stakeholders in working with the Directorate of Estates.

The unit are the custodians of the work of the Directorate and regulate standards, policy and proecedures, measuring and monitoring performance, and assisting with Estates Strategy.

List of services offered:

We provide the following services:

  • Technical support for all construction project work
  • Policy and Procedure
  • Long Term Maintenance
  • Planned Preventative Maintenance and Small works
  • Architectural and Engineering Design Review
  • Asset Management
  • Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • Compliance and Audit – including Fire safety, Asbestos, Legionella
  • Space Management and Allocation
  • Space Records
  • Space Norms and Standards
  • Drawing Management
  • Budget Management for LTM (18.5M), Utilities (15M) and Operational (3M)
  • Record and Archive management – including contract documents, health and safety files
  • Health and Safety monitoring including CDM compliance
  • Permit to Work system
  • Sustainability – Policy and Strategy, ISO 14001, Carbon Mgt Plan, Energy Management, RGF (Salix), Automated Metering, Building Management Systems (BMS) and Carbon Credit Scheme