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UCL Estates comprises a number of teams led by the Estates Leadership Team.

Francesca Fryer

Director, UCL Estates

Francesca Fryer has overall responsibility for UCL Estates, including managing the estate and facilities infrastructure of UCL in strategic and operational fields. This covers property acquisition and management, capital projects, engineering and maintenance, environmental sustainability, safety and security.

Claire Tranter 
Executive Assistant
020 3108 8666 (UCL ext 58666)


Kevin Argent

Director, Estates Development & Deputy Director of Estates

Kevin Argent is responsible for leading the current capital delivery and estate strategy teams across the Estate to support the academic vision.

Kevin Argent: +44 (0)203 108 8817 (UCL ext 58817)
Georgia Cullis - PA/Team Support : +44 (0)20 7679 9325 (UCL ext 09325)

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Geoff Prudence

Director, Facilities and Infrastructure

Geoff Prudence leads the strategy, development and integrated operational delivery of all engineering, maintenance and facilities (hard and soft) services, across the entire Estate.

Geoff Prudence: +44 (0)20 3108 8588 (UCL ext 58588)
Victoria Buckland PA/Team Support: +44 (0)20 3108 8626 (UCL ext 58626)

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Sian Minett

Director, Estates Portfolio & Business Services

Sian Minett leads enabling teams with responsibility for programme integration systems and processes to support business transformation and day to day services to Estates professionals across UCL.

Sian Minett: +44 (0)20 3108 8644 (UCL ext 58644)
Victoria Buckland PA/Team Support: +44 (0)20 3108 8626 (UCL ext 58626)

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Richard Jackson

Director, Sustainability

Richard Jackson is responsible for developing and implementing UCL's policies and strategies on sustainability at UCL. This will include the development and implementation of UCL's carbon management strategy; its approach to managing and mitigating its environmental impacts; enhancing and improving the local, regional and global environment; and creating a culture for engaging with staff, students and stakeholders on sustainability issues. He also manages Estates Communications.

Richard Jackson: +44 (0)20 3108 8602 (UCL ext 58602)
Victoria Buckland - PA/Team Support: +44 (0)20 3108 8626 (UCL ext 58626)

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Duncan Palmer

Director, Accommodation

Duncan Palmer oversees and is responsible for the overall strategy for UCL Accommodation. He also leads the transformation of UCL Accommodation to create homes in vibrant student led communities that will provide every student with an experience as befits one of the greatest universities in the world.

Duncan Palmer: +44 (0)7711 185575

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