Who are we?

Director of Estates and Facilities

Trevor Wills 

Trevor Wills is the University of Plymouth’s Director of Estates and Facilities, a role in which he is responsible for the programme of capital developments and improvements through to various facilities management services. As well as leading on the creation and implementation of a new Estate Strategy for the University, other services within his portfolio include building and engineering maintenance, space management, environment and sustainability. Trevor is a chartered surveyor who previously undertook this role at a university in central London and, prior to that, he was Director of Estates and Facilities in the healthcare sector.

Head of Building and Engineering

Christopher Piper

Chris Piper is the University of Plymouth’s Head of Building and Engineering, working in the Estates and Facilities directorate. In this role, he is responsible for the maintenance, upkeep and safe provision of buildings and engineering assets across the University’s estate. Chris has previously held similar roles in the defence, mining and railway sectors.

Chris is a chartered engineer who holds a master’s degree from the University of Bristol and is a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers.

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Head of Facilities

Lucy Black

Lucy Black is the University of Plymouth’s Head of Facilities, working in the Estates and Facilities directorate. In this role, she is responsible for the provision of services to ensure the efficient operation of University’s buildings, including cleaning, security, access control, portering, post and waste management. Lucy has previously held similar roles in university, local authority, NHS and charity sectors.

Lucy holds a masters degree from the University of Manchester and is a Non-Executive Director of the British Institute of Facilities Management.

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