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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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We expect a higher education institution's estate to:

  • support the institution's mission
  • be sustainable in environmental, social and economic terms
  • be efficient and represent value for money.


We work in partnership with

Capital funding and estate management

We have developed an approach to capital funding that enables us to provide funding more flexibly and with lighter touch monitoring. Carbon performance and space efficiency are key factors.

Good practice

We have funded the following projects:

  • Centralised Teaching Laboratories  (Liverpool University)
    A case study of the project to establish and run shared laboratory facilities with new management structures for technical staff.
  • UK Space Management Group
    We fund the UK HE Space Management Group (SMG) to help institutions implement best practice in the management of space

More good practice

Estates Management Record

With the other UK funding bodies we have supported the production of statistics on the management of HE estates.

These statistics provide management information for strategy development, resource allocation, target setting and benchmarking.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency now collects and publishes the EMR, and an annual report is published by AUDE.

Further information

For further information contact Stuart Cross, tel 0117 931 7349, email

Page last updated 25 July 2016