Trevor Payne

Director of Estates

University of Birmingham


Trevor Payne – Director of Estates at the University of Birmingham managing over half a Million M2 of floor space in a complex portfolio of over 200+ buildings, and over 700 acres of award winning grounds and sports fields that support 40,000 students and 8000 staff. Trevor is currently delivering a £1BN capital programme to 2021 and is halfway through the delivery of a ten-year estates strategy that will see a further £500M invested in developments to 2026. He is also working on the delivery of a new 4,500 student Dubai university campus to open in Dubai in Sept 2021. Trevor completed a successful 28 year career in the UK Health service managing a portfolio of the largest, oldest and newest NHS healthcare buildings & sites. His first book “Facilities Management – A Strategy for Success” was published in May 2000 (ISBN: 1 90237535 1). He regularly presents papers nationally & internationally at seminars and conferences on a wide range of matters relating to Facilities, Estates Management, SMART/intelligent Campus design and Sustainability.

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