Skip navigation to content


Welcome to the Estates General Office webpage.
This page provides information on the services undertaken by this section. All staff are happy to provide assistance in response to enquiries made.

Contact Information

Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm

Telephone: 01334 463999
Fax: 01334 463978



The responsibilities attached to this division may be summarised as follows:


  • Receiving Work Requisition Orders from University personnel.
  • Logging of Works Orders and deployment of resources to deal with reported repair and maintenance issues.
  • Liaison with in-house operatives via radios to ensure prompt response to reported repair and maintenance issues.
  • Tracking of Works Orders to ensure completion of works in accordance with client requirements.
  • Processing of financial aspects of reported repair and maintenance issues.

General administration

  • Checking validity of invoices and management of cross-charging arrangements in conjunction with the University Finance Office.
  • Endorsement of project-related Interim Valuations and Final Accounts in conjunction with Estate Planning and Projects.
  • Issue of car parking permits and management of car parking arrangements in conjunction with Estate Planning and Projects.
  • Preparation of Financial Reports for the director and senior managers.
  • Scheduling appointments on behalf of Estates personnel.

Stores and purchasing

  • Monitoring of building materials stock and replenishing same in accordance with needs based on historical records and forward repairs/maintenance plans.
  • Liaison with suppliers to establish discount levels and supply arrangements in accordance with University requirements.
  • Negotiation with suppliers to obtain best value for money and placement of orders.
  • Management of cross-charging arrangements for specific project work which involves materials from Estates stores.

Estates contacts list


University of St Andrews telephone number: +44 (0)1334 476161

Estates Office telephone number: +44 (0)1334 463999

Senior Management Team

Mr Mark Simpson Director 01334 463999
Ms Helen Mackie Assistant Director (Facilities Management) 01334 463999
Mr John Henderson Assistant Director (Development) 01334 463999
Mr Simon Watkins Assistant Director (Technical) 01334 463999

Professional and Technical Services

Mr Tom Smith Building Officer 01334 463968 tps4
Mr Michael Drever Project Manager 01334 467391 mfd2
Mr Andy Walsh Project Manager 01334 463913
Miss Caitlin Bain Space Planning Assistant 01334 463971
Mrs Gill Marks Cad Technician 01334 463987 gill.marks
Mrs Rhona Frood Space Planning Manager 01334 463963 rf51
Mr Stephen Mercer Trades & Grounds Manager 01334 463956 sm2342
Mrs Jill Williamson Strategic Asset Manager 01334 463979
Mr Robert Watson Services Engineer 01334 463926 rw19
Mr David Stutchfield Sustainability Manager 01334 463976 ds51
Miss Barbara Robertson Environment Officer 01334 463986 barbara.robertson
Miss Mariya Simeonova Sustainability Officer 01334 467406
Mrs Amanda Cook BEMS Engineer 01334 463965 ahc3
Mrs Francis Gordon Utilities Analyst 01334 463138 fg35
Mr Alistair Macleod Transition Manager 01334 463600/4000  am296
Mr Michael Orr Health & Safety Manager 01334 463966
Mr Kevin Manning Compliance Manager 01334 463961
Mr Mark O'Sullivan Building Surveyor/Project Manager 01334 463990
Mr Andy Kier Recycling senior team member 01334 463983 recycling
Mr Donald Steven Grounds Foreman 01334 463983 ds46
Mr John Reid Grounds Foreman 01334 463983


Mr Colin Mackay Electricians' Team Leader 01334 463304
  Foreman Heating Engineer 01334 463975  
Mr Stuart Wishart Joiner Team Leader 01334 463973 scw8
Mr Nicky Lawson Painter Team Leader 01334 463974 ndl4
  Foreman Plumber 01334 463964  
Mr Kevin Litster Slaters' Team Leader 01334 463974

General Office

Fax: 01334 463978
Tel: 01334 463999

Mrs Shona McGarrity Business Manager 01334 463958 sm46
Miss Sharon Boakes Clerical Assistant 01334 463957 sb318
Miss Fiona Kelly Clerical Assistant 01334 463950 fmk5
Mrs Karen Simpson P/T Clerical Assistant (Help Desk) 01334 463969 kms26
Mrs Kate Aitken P/T Clerical Assistant (Help Desk) 01334 463969 kdga
Mrs Alison Breckons Clerical Assistant 01334 463989 aeb22
Mrs Carol Niven P/T Clerical Assistant (am) 01334 463960 cjn1
Mrs Mary Nicoll Clerical Assistant 01334 463959 mn14
Mr Sean Cobain Clerical Assistant 01334 463970 sc298
Mr Trevor Francis Logistics Team Leader 01334 463982
Mr David Allan Storeman 01334 463972

Support Services


Mr Alistair McKeen Security Manager 01334 463967
Mrs Gillian Jordan Cleaning Manager 01334 463980 gkj1
Mr Alistair Black Bedellus, 93 North Street 01334 463984

Mr Harry McCabe Senior Janitor, Porter's Lodge 01334 463985 ssjans/ hjm5
Mr Andrew Cunningham  Senior Janitor, St Mary's College  01334 462853 smjan
Mr Garry Muir Senior Janitor, North Haugh 01334 463136 jan-phys
Mr Alex McQuade Senior Janitor, Mailroom 01334 463981
Out of Hours Janitors 93 North Street 01334 476161 outofhrs
Mr Alex Duncan Parking Warden 01334 467171
Mr Jim Finnie Parking Warden 01334 467171

Mr Brian Reid Cleaning Supervisor, St Mary's Area 01334 462333 clsuper
Mrs Ann Stewart Cleaning Supervisor, United College Area 01334 462333 clsuper
Mrs Jacqueline Cameron  Cleaning Supervisor, North Haugh  01334 462333 clsuper


Helpdesk/General Office

Estates Department
Woodburn Place
St Andrews
KY16 8LA
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 463999
Fax:01334 463978



See also