Pioneering Higher Education partnership appoints new Director of Estates & Capital Projects
Falmouth Exeter Plus – the shared services delivery partner of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter, who share and jointly manage the Penryn Campus – is delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Brooksbank as its new Director of Estates & Capital Projects.
Over the past 10 years, the £200m Penryn Campus has been transformed into a world-class learning and teaching environment as a result of significant funding from the European Regional Development Fund’s Objective One and Convergence funding streams, and the UK government.
An intensive phase of development has recently seen the delivery of Falmouth University’s £9m Academy for Innovation & Research; the University of Exeter’s £30m Environment and Sustainability Institute; and a shared £10m teaching, learning and research hub, The Exchange.
The focus for the next five years will be to develop the functionality and appeal of the Campus, and how it is utilised to further enhance the student and staff experience.
As Development Director for the University of Nottingham, Tim Brooksbank was previously responsible for the delivery of the first new veterinary school in the UK for over 40 years, a new medical school, a hotel and conference venue, and the transformation of a brownfield site into a new campus that has won numerous architectural and sustainability awards.
With overall responsibility for estates at the University of Nottingham’s Ningbo Campus in China, he also has significant experience of partnership working on an international scale.
A Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience, Tim Brooksbank obtained his first degree in Urban Land Administration at Portsmouth University. He also has an MBA from the Open University.
“The opportunity to work with this pioneering partnership between the University of Exeter and Falmouth University provides an exciting challenge for the future, and I look forward to playing a key role in the on-going development of the Penryn Campus,” said Tim Brooksbank of his appointment.
Niamh Lamond, Falmouth Exeter Plus’s Chief Executive Officer, added: “We are delighted to welcome Tim to this key post, with his wealth of experience and partnership working, to strengthen how we support the global ambitions of our two university partners.”
Tim Brooksbank will take up his post in February 2014.