Estates Services

Estates Services

Estates Services is responsible for the management and strategic development of the University of York campus, which totals over 320,000 sq. metres distributed amongst 226 buildings in Heslington and York city centre.

The purpose and aim of Estates Services is to provide a high quality physical environment and meet the University's objectives of teaching, learning and research, as well as contributing to the economy and society at large.

To help us to communicate with our customers and achieve this aim, Estates Services has developed this website to provide detailed and user-friendly information about us. This includes information about our functions, work in progress and who to contact for services.

Please use the link below which outlines action we will take during severe winter weather spells

Severe Weather Action

The open spaces surrounding our buildings are integral to the unique character of the University of York. Careful design of the open spaces has made them inclusive to everyone and we share our grounds with visitors and members of the public. In order to allow the safe enjoyment of our estate, we have an established set of Site Rules and these can be viewed by following the link below:

Site Rules for Staff and Visitors


Here is a guide to the University Building Codes and room numbering format:

Building Codes and Room Numbering


The University of York has an Access Statement and Access Handbooks for its buildings which can be viewed from the link below:

University of York Corporate Level Access Statement and Access Handbooks









Report a fault

To report a fault please contact our Facilities Helpdesk