The Space Policy Framework is comprised of 10 overarching principles, six strategic goals and supported by a set of six subsidiary policies, which are designed to bring transparency to the management and use of space.

The principles governing the use of shared space are outlined in the following diagram:


More detailed explanations of each of these, can be found in the full policy, which can be downloaded using the button on the right.

Policy Framework for College Space


What This Policy Covers

The Framework and subsidiary policies apply to all Core College Space used by the College for delivery of the Academic Mission including spaces owned by 3rd parties (e.g., NHS locations).

The spaces that are NOT in scope are:

  • Non-Core Property held within the College Endowment
  • Property held by White City Campus Development designated as Non-Core

Policy Goals

  • Promote wide access to safe and shared spaces that support the academic mission
  • Enable substantial student growth without detriment to student experience
  • Alleviate, as a primary objective, the worst disparities of student and staff experience related to physical space used primarily to deliver Education
  • Increase overall utilisation of teaching spaces, with particular emphasis on facilitating access to the most scarcely available space resources
  • Preserve ability for Departments and Divisions to project identity on to shared rooms embedded in the space they utilise, whilst maintaining access to that space for other users
  • Provide to all students and staff of the College visibility and suitable access to all shared spaces