Decanting and Reoccupation

Decanting is the term used for relocating staff, students and physical resources from one building to another for the duration of physical works. Reoccupation is the term used for moving them back into the building after the works.

During Campus Transformation, decanting and reoccupation from usual work spaces into new or temporary work spaces is unavoidable, and the Learning Resources Decanting team are committed to making this process run as smoothly as possible for everyone concerned.

To assist these processes they have well-established procedures in place, and will:

  • Consult with affected departments about their temporary and future requirements
  • Find them an appropriate temporary or new home
  • Facilitate their move
  • Keep them updated with what's happening in their future space

A number of suppliers have been appointed to provide services for the relocation of people and equipment around campus throughout the transformation programme. These suppliers were chosen after extensive sourcing and consultation processes with input from Health and Safety, Colleges technical staff, Capital Projects and Financial Services.


The UC Project Management team have sound processes in place to ensure smooth and efficient moves, and the respective Colleges have plans in place to help staff transition into their new accommodations and teaching spaces.

For any enquiries relating to decanting or reoccupation, contact the Capital Works Project Management team.


Sally Barrett, Project Manager Decanting

Phone: 369 3213 or Ext. 93213