Queen’s University Belfast appoints RLB to provide digital asset management services

Queen’s University Belfast has appointed independent property, construction and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall in Belfast (RLB) to provide state of the art digital asset management services across its estate.

RLB will provide digital data capture and estate analysis for Queen’s University Belfast on a contract that will run for five years. Through its digital tools, RLB Field and RLB Focus, the RLB team will survey the entire estate creating a bespoke online performance dashboard covering elements from cost and condition, utilisation, energy efficiency to embedded carbon. RLB is being supported on MEP surveying by ARUP.

Jason Brownlee, Partner and project lead for RLB, said: “With Queen’s 20-year capital development programme continuing to transform its historic campus into the best space for learning and innovation, this is a fantastic opportunity for the RLB team in Belfast. We are delighted to be supporting the estates management team and helping to underpin their work through our strategic data services and analytic tools.”

Colm Lavery, Head of Estates Development at Queen’s University Belfast commented: “We have ambitious plans at Queen’s to develop a future fit and sustainable campus. Analysing and tracking performance data from across our estate is a key part of this and will help inform our decision making around future investment. The understanding and expertise demonstrated by RLB was excellent and we are looking forward to working with the team to help digitally transform asset management services across our estate.”