One Public Estate – celebrating 10 years

Throughout 2023 One Public Estate is celebrating its 10 year anniversary.

Banner with OPE logos and the words celebrating 10 years since 2013

One Public Estate (OPE) launched on 25 June 2013 as a pilot with just 12 council areas and a handful of government departments. To date OPE has supported over 800 projects, spanning 98 per cent of English Councils, 12 government departments and hundreds of public sector stakeholders.

This achievement would not have been possible without the support and energy of our OPE public sector partners. Throughout 2023 we are celebrating the places, projects and people who have co-located public services and unlocked the value of public sector assets, including land for homes.

We kicked off our 10 year celebrations at UKREiiF 2023, where the team launched our anniversary brochure, sat on panel discussions, and held a celebration breakfast with keynote speeches from Mark Chivers, Chief Government Property Officer, and Dr Aileen Jones, Director for Strategic Delivery for Liverpool City Region CA. We also spoke to hundreds of attendees from councils, government departments and development companies

A group of delegates and staff talking at One Public Estate's stand at UKFEiiF 2023


We showcased the programme and some of our standout projects at the LGA Annual Conference on 4-6 July with a session in the Innovation Zone. You can see videos of four of these projects via the links below.


We have produced a brochure celebrating 10 years of One Public Estate and showcasing OPE and Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF) projects from across England, which you can read below.

Read the brochure


Interested in finding out more about OPE about our programme and the projects being delivered through it? Visit our webpages and case study library or contact a member of the OPE Team and start the conversation.