Consultation on the development of an Estates Strategy

Bangor University is conducting a consultation as part of plans to develop a new ten-year estates strategy.

Professor Graham Upton, Interim Vice-Chancellor said: “The University estate includes land and some 126 buildings which are dispersed across a number of locations, with the nucleus of the University located close to Bangor city centre and comprising of the College Road, Pontio and the Deiniol Rd site. The University also operates from a number of sites outside the city, including Wrexham, Gaerwen and Abergwyngregyn.

“Over the next ten years, the university is considering reducing the size of its estate in order to improve the standard of the buildings, make the estate more sustainable, and reduce costs whilst improving the experience of students, staff and visitors.”

Amongst the options under consideration are vacating both the Dean Street and Normal sites in Bangor, acquiring a small number of new buildings, and some redevelopment.

Bangor University Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Carol Tully said: “It’s essential that our estate is environmentally and financially sustainable, and it’s vital that we provide our staff and students with facilities to work and study which are fit for purpose.

“We have too many unsuitable buildings. It’s our aim to develop a strategy to improve the overall condition and suitability of our buildings to meet the needs of the next generation of students.”

The University has prepared a consultation document to be discussed with stakeholders. A detailed and fully costed delivery plan will then be developed and implemented over the 2020 -2030 period of this plan.

Professor Tully said: “This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the university‘s estate for the next decade and beyond. We look forward to hearing the views of staff, students, the local community and stakeholders on this important matter.”

The document can be found at: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/property-and-campus-services/estate-strategy/consultation and responses are invited by 25 June, 2019.

Publication date: 5 June 2019