Our ultimate guide to improving higher education performance

A step-by-step framework for university estates

ultimate guide

What’s in the guide?

This guide will show you how to:

Configure your estate to measurably improve student and staff satisfaction and productivity
Achieve optimal estate usage
Manage and mitigate risk
Improve energy efficiency & cost
Be ready for future demands

Universities that have applied our approach, like King’s College London, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Birmingham have improved performance, reduced costs and cut CO2. They have said our approach is “excellent”, “comprehensive” and “adds real value”.

Who should read this guide?

“An excellent guide – succinct, challenging and useful” Richard Kent, Head of Campus Operations, King’s College London

“Excellent piece of work, and virtually nothing that I would suggest as an improvement!” Ian Armitage, University of the Arts London

“We commend LCMB! This guide deals with day-to-day pressure faced by University Estates Managers. Clearly, plenty of market-research has gone into this piece of work: functional and easy to follow, diagrammatic and challenging.” Sustainability West Midlands


About the authors:


We are John and Rudi from LCMB. We have managed £5bn of estates improvement projects for universities, public sector and commercial firms. We’ve worked hard to collate and condense our dataset into a set of learnings, which we’ve put into an easy to follow guide.

We’re really excited about how this can help your university so please let us know about your experiences after using this guide, or how we could improve it.”