Trevor Payne

Director of Estates

University of Birmingham


Trevor Payne is Director of Estates at the University of Birmingham managing 0.5 Million M2 of floor space in over 200+ buildings, and over 250 acres of grounds and sports fields that support 30,000 students and 7100 staff. Trevor is currently delivering a complex capital programme and infrastructure projects including a £1Billion Capital Programme over 10 years at the University of Birmingham. He is currently working on the delivery of a new 4,500 student Dubai university campus to open in DIAC in Sept 2021. Trevor completed a 28 year career in the UK Health service most as Director of Estates & Facilities (an award winning position) at Barts Health NHS Trust comprising six hospitals in the east end of London – the largest healthcare trust in the NHS with a £1Bn hospital construction project (the biggest health construction scheme in Europe with the largest healthcare estate and the largest PFI hospital contract in the NHS). His first book “Facilities Management – A Strategy for Success” was published in May 2000 (ISBN: 1 90237535 1) and is still on the International reading list of a number of University FM MSc academic courses. He regularly presents papers nationally & internationally at seminars and conferences on a wide range of matters relating to Facilities, Estates Management and Sustainability. Trevor was invited to speak at the House of Lords twice on sustainability matters and previously presented to a Parliamentary select committee on sustainability. In 2014 he was invited to meet Prince Charles to discuss his work on a sustainable food project in London.

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