Property rationalisation

Faced with an ever-increasing need to boost performance and find significant savings, public sector bodies are waking up to how much they can achieve through improved estate management.

We specialise in helping organisations rationalise their property portfolios, releasing operational efficiencies and financial savings which can be invested into frontline services.

Our approach
We work in close partnership with our clients as trusted advisors. We can help you objectively review your property holdings, identify potential savings and improvements and take action to deliver them – including project managing physical changes, if required.

Through this approach, we can help you achieve:

  • Financial savings - by reducing maintenance and running costs
  • Lower risks and future liabilities
  • Increased property income and capital receipts
  • A self-financing rationalisation programme
  • A flexible physical estate which supports your needs far more effectively

Our clients say they choose us because of our collaborative approach, the skills and dedication of our people and our in-depth experience.

Our track record
Our experience in delivering property rationalisation spans the local government, health and education sectors.

We were appointed by Middlesbrough Borough Council, for example, to review its asset management approach. We helped to develop a new organisational structure, to improve outsourced facilities and to establish a single asset management team, ensuring best practice and continuous improvement.

We helped Horsham District Council review its estate, identifying operational efficiencies in asset management plus performance improvements across three property-related departments.

And we analysed each of Lewisham Council’s properties to deliver a comprehensive cost/benefits analysis. This has enabled the local authority to prioritise its maintenance regime and develop an effective disposal programme.

In addition, we’ve delivered:

  • For Lewisham PCT – £400k p.a. in maintenance savings and £5 million in capital receipts
  • For Bethlem Royal Hospital – identification of 30% under-utilisation and proposed redevelopment for 50% of poorly-used facilities
  • For Churchill College, Cambridge - improved utilisation and lower running costs
  • For City University – consolidation of four departments into a single building, provision of a self-financing business case, identification of 30% annual savings and £1.5 million from a property sale

Get in touch
To discuss the gains we could help you achieve from your property portfolio, please get in contact with your nearest office or our expert in your sector.