Estates team

The British Antarctic Survey Estates Team, based in Cambridge, has responsibility for the buildings and facilities management of our Cambridge site as well as out stations in Antarctica.

Our ambition

Is to support delivery of world-class science in some of the most inhospitable places on earth. Our role is to ensure that BAS is able to conduct safety-critical operations at the limits of human and equipment performance.

Team priorities

  • Delivery of a safe, responsive and reliable service 24/7/365 in dispersed, isolated and exposed locations
  • Driving continuous improvement in our services to ensure that all aspects of our facilities in Cambridge and the Antarctic are fit for purpose, now and into the future
  • Work closely with colleagues in the BAS Project Office, technical advisors, construction partners and key stakeholders to deliver the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme
  • Delivering safe, environmentally sound and sustainable infrastructure

Technology, innovation and training

  • Optimise the use of digital tools to manage our work, including Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Management (BIM) systems

Stakeholder engagement

  • Establish and maintain positive and mutually beneficial relationships with construction partners and technical advisors
  • Support science and operational colleagues
  • Work in partnership with NERC Estates team
Solar panels on New Bransfield House at Rothera Research Station, Antarctica
Solar panels on New Bransfield House at Rothera Research Station, Antarctica

 

Andrew Binney

Mechanical Services Engineer

Jane Bowland

Cambridge Facilities Manager

Dave Ingham

Head of Antarctic Building and Services

Timothy Jackson

Facilities Engineer

Joe Meddle

Electrical Services Engineer

Madeleine Millar

Officer Services Team Leader

Kathryn Pantrey

Office Services Assistant

Trish Sexton

Receptionist

Andrew Starling

Building Services Technician

Karen Waldock

Receptionist



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