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Capital Development Programme

The Estate

The Estate at Queen's includes over 250 buildings, of which 98 are listed as being of special architectural interest. There are also playing fields and grounds extending to over 100 acres.

The main University area is a former Victorian suburb, retaining a strong flavour of its original identity, ambience, and character. The majority of the University buildings are situated in one of three adjacent Conservation Areas, namely Queen's, Malone, and Stranmillis. The estate also includes major medical buildings at the Royal Group of Hospitals in west Belfast, an 'embedded' floor in the Belfast City Hospital tower block, and a specialist Marine Biology Centre in Portaferry, Co Down. See the links below for our Campus Map (which includes accessibility information) and details of current construction activities in the Estate. 

Major Works
Current Minor Works and Planned Maintenance

The Estates Minor Works Team comprises of construction specialists:

Jonathan Dennison: Acting Senior Estates Manager

Peter Brennan: Assistant Estates Manager

Ryan Clarke: Assistant Estates Manager

Kevin Kelly: Assistant Estates Manager

Peter King: Estates Manager

Kevin McKenna: Assistant Estates Manager

Together they implement around 80 small to medium scale projects each year aimed at refurbishing or re-purposing areas within buildings, addressing planned maintenance issues, and improving energy efficiency across the Estate.

Requests to have work completed need to be uploaded onto the Minor Works Request System, which can be found here.

(Please note that, if you are using the system for the first time, you will first need to e-mail your staff number to Jonathan Dennison).

Works Contracts

The scope/scale of potential works currently anticipated over the coming 12 months fall into the value categories below.

Value Range

Summary Description

No of Projects

Tender Date







£100k - £250k






£250k - £1m


Reconfiguration of space within the David Keir Building to create a new computer lab.

Momentum One Zero- Enabling works Services diversions 






June 2024


July 2024

£1m - £4m

Construction of new building housing workshops, offices and welfare facilities. 









January 2025







Momentum One Zero - Extension to existing ECIT Facility.


April 2024


How Do I Tender?

Already Registered on Constructionline

For most works projects, the Estates Directorate uses the Constructionline database to identify Contractors for works, ranging in value from £100,000 to the current EU threshold. The relevant sectors and categories are:

Building General   |   Building Hospitals   |   Building Museums, Art Galleries and Libraries   |   Building Offices   |   Building Schools and Colleges
Building Sports and Leisure   |   Working in Occupied Premises   |   Working in Listed Buildings/Conservation Areas   |   Electrical   |   Mechanical

If your firm is already registered with Constructionline, you should ensure that your contact details are up to date and all registration information relating to the sectors and categories above is complete.

Not yet registered on Constructionline

If you wish to register your firm on Constructionline, visit their website and complete all the necessary details.

What next?

What if I don’t want to register on Constructionline?

Once a contract is advertised, you should forward a letter of interest to: Estates Directorate, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN.

The University will then advise on the proposed contract programme and ask you to forward your details, as outlined here, directly to Constructionline requesting a single project assessment of your company to ensure equality and consistency. Once this assessment has been completed and you are temporarily registered on Constructionline for the particular project, the normal selection procedures will apply.

The University wishes to point out this method of non-registered assessment is no guarantee of selection, and all registration costs must be covered by the Contractor. It should also be noted that non-registered assessment is on a project by project basis and does not pre-qualify the Contractor for selection for future tenders.