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Loughborough’s Estates and Facilities Management shortlisted for two awards

The AUDE Awards celebrate excellence in higher education estates and facilities management and this year Loughborough has been shortlisted for Team of the Year and the Reaching Higher Award.

The Estates and Facilities Management team are the largest professional service department at the University and they have been at the heart of the work that has kept it running during the pandemic.

The team established the Covid logistics hub which delivered over 120,000 meals, as well as establishing a laundry service and essential food and prescription delivery to those isolating.

This work was done on top of the day-to-day maintenance of the Loughborough and London campuses, including attending to flooding and power failures.

Director of Estates and Facilities Management, Graham Howard commented: “Being shortlisted reflects the tremendous achievements that have been achieved by the E&FM team throughout an exceptionally challenging year.”

The Elite Athletes Centre and Hotel, the first and only hotel in the UK to have 20 altitude rooms to help athletes’ performance capabilities, has also been shortlisted for the Reaching Higher award.

Kieran Dye, Sport Marketing and Communications Manager added: “The Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel is a leading innovation in performance sport.  It has created an environment where accessibility, nutrition, altitude and inspiration come together to allow athletes to perform at their very best.  The Centre is an integrated part of our world-class sports facilities, helping to make our campus one of the best elite training environments in the world today.”    

More information on the AUDE awards is available here.