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10 June 2016

Capita Real Estate partnered with Property Week for last month’s Public Property Summit event

It was a half-day series of panels, interviews and project showcases focused on how the public and private sectors can work together to speed up progress. The speakers included some of the highest representatives from central government, local authorities, their private sector partners and expert advisers.

Across the UK, innovative private and public sector partnership structures are emerging – and there is a new focus on getting the most out of public property – not just in financial terms but also in the context of service delivery and new ways of working.

At the Public Property Summit conference the panel explored what’s being done already, what can be done better – and took a look at what the future of the relationship between the public and private sector might look like.

The spirit of the London 2012 Olympic Games should inspire the private and public sectors to excel together. We worked out what to do with public sector land; we structured funding arrangements; we gave people the power to exercise decisions at local level to drive results. We can all say the Olympics were unique but the mindset was not. We can do things we did not think were possible.

Richard McCarthy

Executive director, Capita Property and Infrastructure

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