Space Management Group Update, March 2021

08 March 2021      Cheryl Pick, Projects and Engagement Manager

AUDE’s Space Management Group are delivering activities against several themes to address diverse sector challenges, see the table below for the full details and organisations involved. These have been designed to make all space management roles as easy as possible, and to enhance the sectorThey will be delivered in partnership with sector providers to give true value and insight to members. Many outputs will be free to members and some will have a reduced cost, with launches throughout 2021. We will be coming to members for input and feedback through surveys, workshops and opportunities to even facilitate training. Please look out for further announcements or contact for further details. 

Theme title & delivery partner


Cost to members 


What does good Higher Education space data look like? 


Summary report & presentation to AUDE of findings 

No charge 

8-week delivery programme 

Providing postgraduate research space 

Campus Institute 

1. PG Research space: A 6-page report on case studies on postgraduate research spaces 
• Latest research on the future of the academic workplace 
• A list of critical success factors in designing shared workspaces for researchers 
• A framework for consulting users in the design of such spaces 
• Steps for managing the transition to ‘new ways of working’ 
2. Campus Experience Index 
Using this existing index, a selection of HEIs could use the index with a finding reported back to them from Campus institute at a reduced fee. Further reports and conferences will be offered to AUDE members. 

Reduced fees members using the campus experience index. 

Report to be issued in the second half of 2021. 

Managing social and informal learning spaces 


Summary of presentations 
Future trends document 
Case studies 
Best practice guidelines for operational managers 
Consolidated report 

No charge 

8 Feb - 8 Mach: sprint 1 
15 March - 12 Apri: sprint 2 
12 April - 24 May: project end 

Embedding a strategic approach to managing Higher Education estates 

Gardiner & Theobald  

Space Management Supply & Demand Digital Calculator alongside report of findings 

No charge 

5 months from Feb 2021 

Higher Education space futures 

Atkins and Broadway Malyan Buro Happold & RLB QS  

One day conference - recorded. 
Series of virtual workshop - recorded. 
Final report 
Visual minutes 

No charge 

12-month delivery, finishing Dec 2021. 

Optimising the existing: 


A high-level strategic guide 

No charge 

April 2021: strategic guide presented at AUDE conference. 

BIM for HE space management 

Buro Happold and Cadline 

Survey & workshop with key findings report  

No charge 

10-week programme. 

The future of space utilisation 


A high-level strategic guide 

No charge 

April 2021: strategic guide presented at AUDE conference. 

Timetable collaboration 

Education Space Consultancy & Escentral 

1.The coordination and development of a live online panel discussion series, including 3 events. 
2. The facilitation of each live panel discussion. 
3. Recording of each live session and summary documentation 
4. A dedicated channel within the Escentral community platform for continuing webinar related discussions. 

No charge 

April: Webinar 1 
May: Webinar 2 
June: Webinar 3 
Online Community remains  
open until June. 

Role of space management in climate emergency debate 

The Green Consultancy (part of JRP Solutions Ltd) 

A high-level strategic guide 

No charge 

April 2021: strategic guide presented at AUDE conference 

Higher Education space management training programme 

Education Space Consultancy & Escentral 

1. A CPD certified live and online HE space management training programme. 
2. Supporting written documentation with links to other resources provided by  
3 .Recording of each live session that all learners have lifetime access to. 
4. A dedicated channel within the Escentral community platform for continuing course related discussions. 
5. The planned development of additional CPD certified space management training courses and modules. 

Reduced training courses for members, price TBC 

Course launches at the end of May 

Leveraging a flexible approach to space 


A high-level strategic guide 

No charge 

April 2021: strategic guide presented at AUDE conference. 


Beginning in 2019, AUDE SMG consulted with members and identified nine core themes to deliver a set of core activitiesThese were, in order of priority 
1. Culture & Ownership 
2. Flexibility & Future Proofing 
3. Navigating key SM estate decisions 
4. Quality Space Management Data 
5. Office Space 
6. Social Learning Spaces 
7. Timetabling Opportunities 
8. Role of Technology 
9. Governance Structures 

 Resources, events and CPD will be available on a new, bespoke website for the space community.  

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