Mat DaviesOxford-Saïd Estate Director
University of Oxford
Mat Davies has been Estates Director since 2001, at the Saïd Business School – a department of Oxford University, which ranks number 1 in the latest global University rankings. The School occupies a purpose built 18,000m building in the heart of Oxford, accommodating a student, academic and administrative community numbering approximately 1,200 people.
Mat is responsible for the capital projects programme, working with internal stakeholders to understand the future requirements of the business, and translating these into the built estate. Mat has also delivered projects in a consultancy role for other areas of the University of Oxford, most recently the £55m Blavatnik School of Government, with architects Herzog & deMeuron.
Mat’s current focus is a £60m Executive Education building, which will see the conversion of Oxford’s first electrical power station, dating from 1892, to create a high quality residential learning centre, utilising the latest in environmental and consumer technology.