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The Grounds team

The department carries out all grounds maintenance work on the University's 300 acres of parkland. The department comprises of 18 dedicated staff, including our own specialist Sports team

We aim to provide a professional grounds maintenance service, with a particular focus on customer care and a commitment to sustainable working practices and the encouragement of biodiversity.


Rupert Taylor

Head of Grounds Maintenance
Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 8312 (Internal: 8312)

Responsible for the day to day management of the Grounds maintenance team.

Duncan Zacks

Operations Manager
Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 6740 (Internal: 6740)

Assist the Grounds manager with the day to day running of the Grounds maintenance team.

Emilia McDonald

Facilities Maintenance, Director
Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 6574 (Internal: 6574)

Overall responsibility for Building maintenance, Grounds maintenance and Business Services at the University

Our Values

Enviromentally Aware