Press, publications and presentations

The latest documents to help you understand more about OPE.


York Central
In August 2018 York City Council registered a planning application on the vast £60 million York Central scheme. This was first funded by One Public Estate, the LGA’s partnership with the Cabinet Office, covering the cost of initial viability works. In addition OPE helped form the Partnership between the Council, Network Rail, and Homes England which has driven forward the scheme. It is estimated that the scheme will deliver 6,500 jobs, 2,500 homes, 100,000m2 of new commercial floor space and add £1.16 billion GVA to the local economy – as a result of an initial investment of £260,000 in 2015.

Civic courts to relocate into Newcastle Civic Centre
Newcastle City Council, part of the North East OPE Partnership, is in advanced talks with HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to relocate courts services into Newcastle Civic Centre, realising the council’s aim of establishing a civic quarter of government agencies.

NHS land for housing and One Public Estate
Brian Reynolds, One Public Estate Programme Director, talks about the government initiative to encourage partnerships between NHS organisations and councils.

The secret to the success of one public estate (August 2016)
Central government has faced strong criticism of its many estate schemes in recent years, but one in particular seems to steer clear of the backlash. Bruce Mann, executive director of the Government Property Unit (GPU), reveals the secret to One Public Estate’s success.

LGA Chair David Sparks - One Public Estate launch speech
Speaking alongside Rt Hon Francis Maude MP at the launch of the next stage of the One Public Estate programme, Cllr David Sparks congratulated the original 12 councils on their achievements so far and welcomed 20 new councils to the programme.


One Public Estate: Launch Event Presentations (February 2017)


NHS Long Term Plan
The NHS Long Term Plan sets out ways for the NHS to improve health outcomes and quality of patient care through  various measures such as more personalised care and stronger community and primary care services, improved maternity safety, and the improvement of out-of-hospital care. The Plan sets out how the £20.5 billion budget settlement will between 2019-2024.

A new deal for social housing
This Green Paper, ‘A new deal for social housing’, proposes a rebalancing of the relationship between residents and landlords. MHCLG will ensure that social homes are safe and decent, that issues are resolved and residents’ voices are heard, ensuring that good quality social homes are built

Government Estate Strategy (June 2018)
The Government Estate Strategy sets out how the government plans to make the most efficient and cost-effective use of its property.  The Government have since reported on the progress of the strategy, transforming the way they operate and collaborate to improve efficiency, deliver the best possible public services, release surplus land for housing, and boost growth across the UK through various initiatives such as better asset management.

Building powerful communities through Community Asset Transfer (March 2018) 
Community Asset Transfer can unlock financial savings and local innovation, enabling community action and supporting resident-led solutions. This guide shows how CAT can support your priorities for your community and the essential role of councillors in making CAT a success. The referenced Locality report can be found here.

The crown estate of health and care (Sept 2016)
Along with optimising land usage and promoting co-location, a radical new report makes the case for rationalising all local NHS estate into one body. PSE’s Luana Salles reports. The referenced Localis report can be found here.

One Public Estate: invitation to apply (April 2016)
This prospectus provides an outline timetable for future application and funding rounds.

United Estates: an evaluation of the Capital and Asset Pathfinders programme (April 2014)
The LGA Capital and Assets Pathfinders (CAP) programme ran from 2010 – 2013. The aim was to test how a customer-centric and place-based approach to asset management could improve local outcomes and generate significant savings on assets and services.