The Team of the Year award recognises the team’s continued work during the Covid-19 pandemic and their lead on wellbeing initiatives.
The ongoing development of Hallam’s campus plan was also highlighted in the award, which will provide significant improvements to a major gateway to Sheffield city centre and a new public green space.
The team was also highly commended in the University Impact Initiative Awards for creating the Hallam Alliance. The Alliance was the first of its kind at UK universities and brings together three industry partners in a new construction procurement and delivery model.
Dan Ladbury, director of estates and facilities at Sheffield Hallam University, said: “I am immensely proud of the entire team for the great work that has been done during an exceptionally tough period.
“The team has really come together to support each other, to make sure that our crisis response to the developing pandemic situation was as robust as possible, to make sure business-as-usual functioned to a high standard, and to respond to and shape emerging opportunities for the University. Every member of the team can be rightly proud that they have contributed.”
Speaking on behalf of the judges, AUDE’s Executive Director Jane White, said: “Sheffield Hallam have been very willing to share learnings from the Hallam Alliance across the sector which AUDE really appreciates. This is a well-deserved award which points to useful approaches for all of us.”
AUDE is a membership organisation for senior leaders in higher education estates, acting to support everyone in university estates and facilities teams, continually broadening and reflecting the ever-changing higher education landscape and the opportunities it presents.