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Ms Diana Hampson

Director of Estates and Facilities

Diana is a chartered surveyor and has been Director of Estates and Facilities at The University of Manchester since 1997.

During this time Diana has steered the Directorate through the merger with UMIST in 2004 and has successfully delivered the most ambitious capital build programme in the history of UK Higher Education, creating new high quality facilities worth £650 million. The estate for which Diana is responsible comprises over 900,000sq metres of academic, administrative, commercial and residential accommodation on 711 acres of land, mainly in the City of Manchester but also some locations further afield.

Diana is now leading the £1 billion Estates Masterplan which was approved by the Board of Governors in October 2012, seeing the creation of a world-class campus for our staff and students.

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Energy: Thermal efficiency improvements

Over half a million invested in Revolving Green Fund projects, saving 800t co2 per year. New jobs for Carbon Reduction Technicians. CHP project being developed. Building surveys. Eco-friendly food storage trial.


Auditing business travel to reduce carbon footprint

Calculating fleet carbon emissions at present. Electric vehicle purchased. Egencia travel booking system is use.


Dedicated sustainability section in department strategy

Low carbon transition strongly emphasised. 5 members on the Environmental Sustainability team. Two Green Impact teams. Plan for directorate-wide Environment Group which will sustantially increase the number of enthusiasts and teams.