Unlocking the value of public sector assets

This document features 11 Case studies highlighting the successes so far and plans for Phase 3 of the project.


We began OPE as a pilot programme with 12 areas in 2013. In 2014, a further 20 areas were successful in joining the programme. Together, these 32 areas forecast the following benefits from being on the programme compared with operating alone: 20,000 jobs, c.9,000 homes, reducing running costs by £77 million, and raising £129 million from land and property sales. In July 2015 OPE councils were invited to apply to join Phase 3 (OPE3). Backed by £6 million of central government funding announced at Summer Budget, OPE3 will deliver a substantially more ambitious programme, working with more areas to deliver on a larger scale, at a faster pace.

This document features 11 Case studies highlighting the successes so far and plans for Phase 3 of the project and also contains key statistics and information of the project to this date.

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LGA
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L16-9