Helping local authorities transform their property portfolio

Maintaining a compliant public estate is often seen as a drain on finances, a resource-intensive responsibility which has become even more so with the increasing cost of living. Yet it’s these very circumstances which are compelling local authorities to consider the potential of their portfolio as they look to derive much-needed value from their assets. 

To ensure their viability, land and property needs to be optimised – to be energy-efficient, low-cost to run, even to offer a financial return. We understand how difficult this is to achieve when local authorities are occupied with day-to-day operations, which is why we offer strategic, practical and resilience-led public estate management and optimisation services.

We help our clients see the big picture, acting as advocate facilitators to manage plans and priorities - all informed through data collation and analysis - from start to end. Our expert economists identify and build the business case so you can secure the financial support and investment you need from grants and bursaries to carry out your plans. 

We also provide advice on alternative funding routes, whether from public or private finance, to boost the potential for enhanced receipts, and to improve the viability and profitability of estates optimisation initiatives whilst ensuring your communities have places they can enjoy living, working and playing in.

Key statistics

In numbers: Capita



➥ How much we’ve helped secure in funding to optimise the public sector estate



➥ Released on behalf of a local authority by managing the disposal of a former school site


> £400k

➥ What we’ve saved a council a year on energy bills through our decarbonisation plans


Report: Maximise value, revenue and citizen experiences through estate optimisation

Maintaining compliant and effective public estates can feel resource-intensive and a drain on finances, especially with mounting pressure on public sector funding, numerous political changes, driving the pursuit for net zero and an increasing need to support citizens through the cost of living crisis.
In this report, learn about:

  1. Adopting visionary, collaborative and creative approaches to transform property cost centres into revenue generators.
  2. Maximising on the vast opportunities to revitalise public estates and communities.
  3. Cultivating the right data, analytics and skillsets to accelerate progress and persuasive evidence to support decision-making and funding processes.


Download our report to discover new possibilities and progressive solutions no matter where you are in your estate optimisation journey.

Creating prosperity in North Shields with ambitious design and development

Find out how we’re helping North Tyneside Council to transform North Shields town centre to bolster its culture and economy.

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Providing homes and generating jobs through specialist planning and design

See how we’re supporting Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council to boost the local economy with new developments.

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Case studies

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House Inspector

Giving people a better place to live through strategic design and development services

We’re supporting Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in making major improvements to a deprived neighbourhood.


Using smart technology to monitor CO2 in East Renfrewshire schools

We helped implement sensors and gather data in every teaching space to help meet guidelines for assessing air quality in teaching areas.

Our solutions

How we help: services to support you with your property and estates

Transactional estates
Property and facilities management
Building & property compliance
Project management office
PFI contract lifecyle management
Decarbonising public buildings
Useful resources and services for local authorities

Building stronger, more sustainable communities

Levelling up and placemaking

To give everyone the opportunity to flourish, many local authorities are looking to placemaking – the regeneration of their spaces – to boost local economies and communities. Take a look at our useful resources to help you get your projects off the ground, and find out about our specialist services helping councils achieve thriving communities and economies.

Achieving net zero

The net zero target places a responsibility on all public sector bodies to achieve change within their communities. Find out how we’re supporting local authorities to provide more energy efficient places to live and work, and helping transport providers to deliver greener travel, by using funding, infrastructure, technology, digital and automation to do things differently.



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