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Contact Details

For general enquiries, please phone the Facilities Helpdesk on 01904 325555 or email

Directors & Heads of Service

NameJob TitleTelephoneEmail
Stephen Talboys Director of Estates and Campus Services 01904 322004
Liz Gatheral Director of Estates Development 01904 322179
Dean Spears Director of Campus Services 01904 322426
Kevin Whelan Director of Estates Operations 01904 324106
Alastair Reekie Head of Space and Accommodation 01904 323986
Jill Taylor Head of Facilities Services 01904 328422
John Maddison Deputy Head of Facilities Services 01904 324192
Julie Bell Deputy Head of Facilities Services 01904 323017
Lyndon Taylor Head of Administration & Information 01904 322079
Paul Bushnell Head of Asset Management 01904 322172
Andy Durrant Head of Estates Operations & Maintenance 01904 328445
Richard Walker Head of Policy & Assurance 01904 322190
Luan Anderson Head of Project Management 01904 324377

Maintenance Managers and Cleaning Managers

The campus has been split into three different zones‌. The main buildings in each zone are:

  • Zone 1 - Wentworth College, Vanbrugh College, Fairfax House, Eric Milner-White buildings, Central Hall, The Library, Biology, Careers.
  • Zone 2 - Halifax College, James College, Sports Centre, Physics and Electronics, Heslington Hall, The Stables, Main Street properties, Walled Garden, Eden's Court, Derwent, Chemistry.
  • Zone 3 - Campus East, Constantine College, Goodricke College, Langwith College, York Science Park, King's Manor, Alcuin College.

Maintenance Managers undertake management of planned preventative maintenance and reactive maintenance operations. 

The Cleaning Services team has responsibility for all aspects of residential and non-residential cleaning across the University.

AreaJob titleNameTelephoneEmail
General enquiries Facilities Helpdesk   01904 325555
Zone 1 Cleaning Manager Ken Anderson 01904 328452
Zone 2 Zone Manager Ian Harrington 01904 328402
  Cleaning Manager Debbie Carter 01904 324807
Zone 3 Zone Manager Mick Willsher 01904 328441
  Cleaning Manager Peter Melrose 01904 324508
Central Zone Manager Stuart Cornforth 01904 328483
  Grounds Maintenance Manager Gordon Eastham 01904 322186
  Rapid Response Manager Julie Bell 01904 323017

Reception Services 

University Receptionists deliver effective front desk customer services to staff, students and visitors, providing a reception, portering, mail and security service to users of the University's premises. The University Receptionists report to the Reception Services Managers.

NameJob titleTelephoneEmail
Steve Waud Customer Experience Manager 01904 324658
Dave Thompson Deputy Customer Experience Manager 01904 322466
James Kennedy Customer Experience Team Leader 01904 323848