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Estates Collaboration

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We provide a full range of estates collaboration services including: 

  • One Public Estate (OPE)
  • Programme management
  • Shared services
  • Joint commissioning
  • Stakeholder engagement

The breadth of our experience and involvement across the public sector means we have been closely involved with developments, including the latest One Public Estate (OPE) agenda. 

Collaboration and shared service proposals have been around for a long time but advances in technology, coupled with budgetary pressures and the need to drive efficiency and savings, has seen a great deal of emphasis on this area. 

The Public Sector Advisory team has specific skills and insight to support existing partnerships, emerging partnerships or local authorities who are considering embarking upon a ‘collaborative journey’ – whether as part of, or separately from, the Cabinet Office’s OPE programme. 


The team is fully aware of the collaboration agenda and can challenge thinking and suggest additional opportunities in regard to collaboration objectives; revenue cost savings, capital receipts, housing and regeneration and service improvement. Our advice will typically include some, or all, of the following:

  • Develop partnership models and governance structures
  • Interface with relevant organisations
  • Develop a realistic workplan / programme
  • Map public sector estates data
  • Identify opportunities for service / asset alignment
  • Advise on legal status and governance models, asset transfer and resourcing implications


We are able to share lessons learned from projects such as: 

  • Government Property Unit (GPU) - Regional Estate Strategies
  • Cardiff Local Service Board - Multi-Partner Study into collaborative opportunities
  • Worcestershire Place Partnerships Ltd - Support on OPE Full Business Case
  • Hemel Hempstead - The Forum, Collaborative Hub Delivery
  • Mendip Hub – Collaborative Civic Hub Advisory
  • Bradford Airedale Wharfedale & Craven NHS Trust - Integrated Estates Strategy 
  • West Yorkshire Police - Consolidatiion of Regional Police Force Data Centres
  • Bradford District Care Trust - Keighley Hub Programme Management

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Emma Bainbridge


Phone +44 113 233 7367

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One Public Estate

For more information on the One Public Estate initiative please see the joint Local Government Association (LGA) and Cabinet Office prospectus.


Please read our article on the One Public Estate initiative published in the Authority 2015.


Case Studies

Estate strategy and delivery regarding Dacorum Borough Council’s (DBC) office portfolio