Central government has a number of property tools that can support local authorities.
We know that many of our public sector partners are busy responding to the current situation, and our regional teams are speaking to OPE partnerships to understand the impact of COVID-19 on existing programmes, and any new support needs arising from the virus. If any urgent issues arise in the meantime please get in touch with your regional OPE contacts, or email us at email@example.com.
The One Public Estate programme continues to deliver and expand at a greater scale and pace than previously seen. Partnerships of councils are working across local authority boundaries, City Regions and devolved areas (as well as single authorities) striving to deliver major economic schemes that will transform their (local) areas with new homes and jobs.
As of January 2018, over 300 councils, working in 76 partnerships are part of the One Public Estate programme and are being supported to use their assets more effectively to deliver ambitious programmes of major service transformation and local economic growth. Partnerships have been awarded various amounts of funding to get their projects off the ground.