Diana Hampson

Director of Estates and Facilities

University of Manchester


Diana Hampson is a chartered surveyor and has been Director of Estates and Facilities at The University of Manchester since 1997, responsible for all strategic and operational matters relating to the University’s property portfolio.

During this time Diana has steered the Directorate through the merger with UMIST in 2004 and has successfully delivered the most ambitious capital build programme in the history of UK Higher Education, creating new high quality facilities worth £750 million. Diana is now leading the delivery of a £1 billion Campus Masterplan which was announced by The University of Manchester in October 2012.

The estate for which Diana is responsible comprises over 886,000 square metres of academic, administrative, commercial, and residential accommodation on 667 acres of land, mainly in the City of Manchester but also some locations further afield.

Diana is a member of the AUDE Executive and a member of the Corridor Manchester Executive.  Diana was chair of the Corridor Manchester Cross City Bus Working Group and the Corridor Manchester Transport and Estates Group up until completion of the schemes in 2017.


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