Estates’ 12 tweets of Christmas

Posted by rmt22 at Dec 15, 2016 10:55 AM |
Our Estates team have been busy on Twitter highlighting some of the great work that has gone on this year. And because we’re equally as proud of their work as they are we thought we’d share them here.

12 drummers drumming

In January, our Attenborough Arts Centre extension was officially opened by Sir David Attenborough, who also gave a talk to staff, students and the general public at De Montfort Hall

11 pipers piping

In February our reduced carbon use earned the University three gold Carbon Saver standards in carbon, waste and water reductions

10 Lords a-leaping

In March medical students were able to make use of a unique new facility Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building, using 'smartitions' to create practical working spaces.

9 Ladies dancing

In April our gardens and Environment team planted for pollinators, helping to increase biodiversity on campus by attracting insects with attractive flowers and plants.

8 maids a-milking

In May, as Leicester closed in on the Premier League title, our estates team raised a huge banner on the Charles Wilson Building.

7 swans a-swimming

In June, our new Centre for Medicine achieved the sustainability standard of BREEAM Centre of Excellence, scoring highly on water, building management, energy use and land use and ecology.

6 geese a-laying

In July work started on our brand new Student Services Centre in the Charles Wilson building.

5 gold rings

In July the new Attenborough Arts Centre won two merit awards for the Leicestershire Joint Consultative Committee Building Industry awards.

4 calling birds

In September, our Engineering Building was featured in The Guardian’s ‘Castles in the Sky’ which celebrating the world’s best unsung buildings. The project to refurbish the unique roof was also featured in Construction magazine as ‘The World's Most Complex Roofing Project’.

3 French Hens

Students returned to campus and to a completely refurbished Stamford dining hall at the heart of our Oadby student village, turning a brutalist brick hall into a modern and welcoming social space.

2 turtle doves

In November we received First Class Honours in the People and Planet Green League table, climbing 64 places in the only comprehensive and independent league table of UK universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance.

And a partridge in a pear tree

And finally, at the start of December, we held a fantastic Christmas market in the newly opened central campus square, which will provide us with a great space to hold many more events like this.

Look out in the New Year for more information about our estates plans for the future and some exciting new developments.

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