Press, publications and presentations

The latest documents to help you understand more about OPE.


Civic courts to relocate into Newcastle Civic Centre
Newcastle City Council, part of the North East OPE Partnership, is in advanced talks with HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to relocate courts services into Newcastle Civic Centre, realising the council’s aim of establishing a civic quarter of government agencies.

NHS land for housing and One Public Estate
Brian Reynolds, One Public Estate Programme Director, talks about the government initiative to encourage partnerships between NHS organisations and councils.

The secret to the success of one public estate (August 2016)
Central government has faced strong criticism of its many estate schemes in recent years, but one in particular seems to steer clear of the backlash. Bruce Mann, executive director of the Government Property Unit (GPU), reveals the secret to One Public Estate’s success.

LGA Chair David Sparks - One Public Estate launch speech
Speaking alongside Rt Hon Francis Maude MP at the launch of the next stage of the One Public Estate programme, Cllr David Sparks congratulated the original 12 councils on their achievements so far and welcomed 20 new councils to the programme.


One Public Estate: Launch Event Presentations (February 2017)


Building powerful communities through Community Asset Transfer (March 2018) 
Community Asset Transfer can unlock financial savings and local innovation, enabling community action and supporting resident-led solutions. This guide shows how CAT can support your priorities for your community and the essential role of councillors in making CAT a success.  The referenced Locality report can be found here.

The crown estate of health and care (Sept 2016)
Along with optimising land usage and promoting co-location, a radical new report makes the case for rationalising all local NHS estate into one body. PSE’s Luana Salles reports. The referenced Localis report can be found here.

One Public Estate: invitation to apply (April 2016)
This prospectus provides an outline timetable for future application and funding rounds - the window for applications is now closed.

United Estates: an evaluation of the Capital and Asset Pathfinders programme (April 2014)
The LGA Capital and Assets Pathfinders (CAP) programme ran from 2010 – 2013. The aim was to test how a customer-centric and place-based approach to asset management could improve local outcomes and generate significant savings on assets and services.