Government Property and Estates: Transforming service delivery across public estates
“One Public Estate has gone from strength to strength, supporting councils and their partners to deliver better services for local people.” - Ben Gummer MP, Cabinet Office Minister
The Office of National Statistics estimates the total value of public sector estates to be £380 billion with local authorities accounting for almost £170 billion of the overall figure. Between 2012 and 2013, councils spent £5.6 billion on property related expenditure, representing 4% of all outgoings.
Since it launched in 2013, the One Public Estate initiative has seen the Cabinet Office work closely with local government to sell off unwanted land to housing developers, slash maintenance bills and pool resources to make more efficient use of public facilities. As phase four of the project is rolled out, officials have set the ambitious target of cutting public sector expenditure on estates by £56 million by 2020.
Join us for the Government Property and Estates where leading experts will explain how the initiative could help your organisation make significant savings over the next four years. Learn how engaging with the One Public Estate programme can improve services, boost capital receipts and generate economic growth.
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|Jayne Traverse||Regional Programme Manager for the North, One Public Estate, Local Government Association|
|Murray Carr||Director of Land and Property, Greater Manchester Combined Authority|
|Jude Wildgoose||Strategic Development Manager, Community Health Partnerships|
- Benefit from insights into the latest developments in the One Public Estate programme and learn how the latest round of funding could benefit your organisation.
- Have your questions answered by leading experts in public estate management.
- Learn from examples of best practice and see how the One Public Estate initiative is transforming the public sector across the UK.
- Connect with other high quality delegates from across the public sector and discuss potential solutions to shared problems.
- Find opportunities to collaborate by making key contacts within other agencies.
The Government Property and Estates 2017 boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from across the public sector. Each one has been handpicked based on their experience and professional background to ensure that all delegates benefit from relevant, high-quality presentations. Expect speakers to cover a wide variety of topics including:
Saving money: The Cabinet Office and Local Government Association predict that the One Public Estate programme could achieve £56 million in savings by 2020. This will be achieved by unloading surplus property and cutting back on running costs. Service integration, facility sharing and co-location are all potential solutions to the mounting costs associated with maintaining the public estate. How can created a shared vision and working collaboratively across different public sector agencies result in innovative and effect methods of saving money?
Enterprising public sector: Aside from the obvious savings to be made by disposing of unwanted properties and reducing maintenance costs, engaging with One Public Estate gives cash strapped local authorities an opportunity to generate additional income to fund front line services. Alongside the ambitious savings goals of the scheme, the newest phase of One Public Estate aims to deliver £138 million in capital receipts by releasing land for private sector development. What is the income potential of selling off unused property in the public estate and what impact would this additional revenue have on service delivery?
Boosting growth: Rationalising the public estate can also be a catalyst for stimulating the local economy by freeing up underused property and land for housing and new businesses. Using local knowledge to assess need and identify opportunities for economic growth, councils can work in partnership with private developers to deliver successful regeneration projects. The next phase of One Public Estate aims to deliver 36,000 new jobs and 16,500 new homes. In addition to the boost these new housing or retail estates will give the local economy, the authority will benefit from increased council tax receipts. How can the public sector ensure the best possible returns on the land they release to developers and what are the wider benefits of reducing the size of the public estate?
Learning from best practice: Reorganising and streaming the public estate is a complex and daunting prospect. Fortunately a number of pioneering local authorities and lead the way during the initial stages of One Public Estate and can now provide a model on which to base future efficiency savings and collaborative projects. What are the challenges facing local authorities looking to engage with One Public Estate and what can be learned from the most successful case studies?
Registration, Refreshments and Exhibition
Opening Remarks from Chair
Jayne Traverse, Regional Programme Manager for the North, One Public Estate, Local Government Association
An update on the One Public Estate policy
Murray Carr, Director of Land and Property, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Driving OPE success with strong operational leadership
Senior Representative, Scape Group
Refreshments and Networking Break
Jude Wildgoose, Strategic Development Manager, Community Health Partnerships
Devolving the healthcare estate
Seminar Session 1
Seminar A – 1st Planner Ltd.
Rob Tozer, Managing Director, 1st Planner Ltd.
Population Planning and Sufficiency Assessment in the Education Sector
Seminar B – Gardiner & Theobald LLP
Steve Holton, Partner and Alison Walsh, Partner, Gardiner & Theobald LLP
Optimising FM to a changing estate whilst managing risk and delivering maximum savings
Seminar C – Sumo Services
Senior Representative, Sumo Services
Seminar D – Cad-Capture Group
Senior Representative, Cad-Capture Group
Lunch & Networking
Estate rationalisation goals: securing further public sector engagement
Sponsored Speaker Session
Senior Representative, Faithful and Gould
Seminar Session 2
Seminar E – Alumasc Exteriors
Senior Representative, Alumasc Exteriors
Seminar F – 1st Planner
Senior Representative, 1st Planner
Seminar G – Keytree
Senior Representative, Keytree
Seminar H –
Refreshments & Comfort Break
Laura Savillewood, Transformation Director for Estates and Development Services, Hampshire County Council
Eamon Boylon, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Executive Lead, One Public Estate in Greater Manchester (invited)
Closing Remarks from Chair
Conference close & delegate prize draw
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- Understand how rationalising the public estate in your area could contribute to overall savings of £56 million by 2020.
- How releasing land for regeneration and development can boost economic growth in your area.
- Identify opportunities to consolidate public estates and share property with other organisations.
- Understand how releasing land to the private sector can improve the public balance sheet by generating income for your local authority.
- Free up funds to spend on vital front line services by slashing running costs and building maintenance fees.
Who should attend?
Estates and Sustainability Programme Lead, Heads of Building Services, Heads of Assets and Estates Management, Heads of Estates and Facilities, Estate Strategy Leads, Directors Building and Property Managers, Heads of Sustainability, Energy Managers, Heads of Procurement, Heads of Property Services, Directors of Investment, National Property and Programme Managers, Chief Executives, Heads of Property Information, Heads of Building Operations, ICT Directors and Managers