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Community hubs | Leeds City Council

This is the second case study in One Public Estate's 'Unlocking the value in public sector assets', published in 2017.

Creating a new residential and community heart for Stocking Farm, Leicester

In Leicester, the One Public Estate programme worked with the local authority to unlock a run-down council-owned site for housing which will help regenerate one of the most deprived wards in the country.

Cumbria Chief Executives Group: Carlisle Sands

The co-location of health and leisure services in Carlisle and roll out of an integrated service across the county.

Delivering collaborative services in a rural area | Buxton place based area review

Region: North East, Yorkshire and Humber, East Midlands Theme: Integrated public services, Locality Reviews, Health and Social care (in OPE)

Delivering modern services for local people | London Borough of Brent, Northwick Park

The Brent Partnership brings together four partners, with the aim of delivering private and affordable housing, shared teaching space, and improving hospital and university services and facilities.

Delivering modern services for local people in Brent

The Brent Partnership brings together four partners, with the aim of delivering private and affordable housing, sharing teaching space, and improving hospital and university services and facilities.

Development | Griffin Regeneration Area

The Griffin regeneration area in Blackburn is benefiting from £670,000 from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) Land Release Fund, which is managed by the One Public Estate (OPE) programme, to carry out new highways access and land remediation work which will accelerate the release of land for 140 new family homes and help regenerate the local area.

Development | Oswestry Growth Corridor

Region: North West, West Midlands Theme: Housing (in OPE) The challenge Oswestry is the second biggest market town within Shropshire but suffers from a lack of development from the private sectors due to a number of constraints posed by physical factors such as flood risk and access. 

Development | Using public land to support housing delivery across Hereford

Region: North West, West Midlands Theme: Housing (in OPE), Blue Lights

Greater Brighton: North Street Quarter redevelopment

Theme: Housing (in OPE), Health and social care (in OPE), Defence The challenge The North Street Quarter (NSQ) will be a vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhood which will regenerate the area around North Street and the former Phoenix industrial estate in Lewes, East Sussex and will reconnect the area to the heart of the town.