Estates, Risk and Safety

Welcome to the Facilities, Risk & Safety and Reception Intranet Pages. Estates are currently updating all sections however here you will find useful links to Estates information.


Facilities manage a wide range of services relating to campus activities and building matters such as waste, energy, the vehicle fleet, furniture and building works.


For building emergencies please call ext. 8093 or the Reception Teams who can direct your call to a member of Estates. For Blenheim Walk Reception call ext. 8000 and Vernon Street Reception ext. 8030

Estates Helpdesk

If you need assistance from the Facilities team you should email the Estates helpdesk – All tickets received will be reviewed and actioned as necessary. Tickets may include faults, cleaning requests, key requests, van bookings, ad-hoc services, waste removal and general maintenance requirements – this list is not exhaustive.

Central Room Bookings

The University has a number of rooms within our buildings that can be booked out for meetings and events which are outside of course dedicated spaces. To request a Central Room Booking please fill in the Central Room Booking Request form. Click here to view the Central Room Booking Guide and Procedures

Facilities Information

Further information on our buildings, building closure times, waste and recycling, catering, security and floor plans are currently being updated. 

Space Planning

In order to plan and manage space effectively and ensure the rooms and spaces we have are fit for purpose, we have developed a set of space standards. Click here to view the University Space Planning & Management Procedures

Risk and Safety

The Risk & Safety pages and guidance notes will help you use the University facilities safely.

The team can provide guidance on risk assessments, educational visits, events and activities and general risk and safety advice. This section of the portal is under review.

To contact a member of the Risk & Safety team you can email

Accident Reporting

The University has an accident reporting system. Please refer to the guidance and link on the accident reporting page.

Reception Services

The Reception Services page is currently being updated to include switchboard services, postal and deliveries information, welcoming visitors, and lost property.

For all front of house enquiries please contact the Reception teams on either 0113 2028000 (ext. 8000) for Blenheim Walk, and 0113 2028030 for Vernon Street (ext. 8030)


All visitors must report to reception and complete a pre-visit form. Further guidance on visitors accessing the university can be found on the portal or by asking the team. 

Opening Hours

 Blenheim Walk Opening Hours*

 Monday to Friday             07:45 to 21:00

Saturday                              10:00 to 17:00

 Sunday                                 Closed

Vernon Street & Rossington Street Opening Hours*

 Monday to Thursday      07:45 to 19:00

 Friday                                    07:45 to 17:30

 Saturday & Sunday          Closed

Geoff Hodgeson House (Church) Opening Hours

 Monday to Friday             Locally managed

Cambridge Road Car Park

 24 hour access – permit and fob required

 (Permits can be obtained from Finance)

* Opening Hours are subject to shorter days in summer, these ‘summer hours’ will be published annuallLarge & Pallet Deliveries – requires review and will be moved / incorporated into the Reception Services pages.