University of Salford Manchester

Jason Challender

Director of Estates & Facilities

Jason ChallenderJason joined the University at the beginning of 2017 as Director of Estates and Facilities.  Jason’s role will be paramount in future proofing designs for both new and existing buildings at Salford to accommodate any possible developments and changes in the education sector.Jason will be planning for improvement and enhancement of the student journey at Salford and providing innovative, exciting and functional teaching and learning accommodation.

Jason, for the last 18 years, has held Director of Estates positions with three major colleges. These have included Manchester College, Stockport College and most recently Leeds City College.  In all these roles Jason has been responsible for managing multi-disciplinary teams of estates professionals, overseeing large-scale property strategies and developing masterplans for major redevelopments. This has included estates rationalisation and the creation of new flagship campuses to deliver innovative and flexible teaching accommodation and more efficient use of space.