In 2022, the Government Property Function published the Government Property Strategy 2022-2030 and the Government Property Sustainability Strategy. Both provided public bodies with guidance for creating sustainable public estates while delivering savings and achieving better value for money. While providing standardised targets and planning advice is a step in the right direction, there is still much work to be done to achieve the aims and ambitions set out by these national strategies.  By sharing best practice, those working to update and improve public estates can build upon their existing successes and develop new strategies to regenerate existing sites, maximise revenue, and combat climate change.

  • The Government currently manages 142,965 properties with annual running costs of approximately £22 billion, shows the 2021-2022 State of Estates Report
  • Since 2010, the size of the central general-purpose estate has been reduced by 30%, having over £1bn in annual running costs, according to a 2022 report from the Government Property function
  • By 2023, the One Public Estate Partnership has created over 40,000 new jobs and raised £576 million in capital receipts, according to the Local Government Association

Join us at the Public Sector Estates Conference 2024 to hear the latest updates and guidance from leading experts in the field and those working at the forefront of transforming public estates. Engage with a series of best practice case studies showcasing how to improve planning processes, strategies for repurposing existing buildings and sites, and practical tips on reducing overall costs. You will have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues across sectors to discuss challenges you have faced in successfully updating planning processes to ensure sites can reach their full potential.

Why Attend:

Hear high-level keynotes on the latest government policies and strategies for transforming public estates
Gain practical insights into updating planning processes, managing surplus land, and decarbonising public estates
Engage with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss strategies for maximising the potential of public estates
Gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including Local Authorities, Voluntary, and Education and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Dr Alice Owen, Professor, University of Leeds (invited)

  • Keynote: The State of Public Estates: National Update

    • Insights from the Government Property Strategy: transforming public estates and updating services
    • Outlining available support measures, funding and grants for regenerating and updating public estates
    • Proactive methods for creating public estates that are efficient, effective, and sustainable
    • Delivering improvements and increasing accessibility by making changes to digital services where possible
    • Utilising data to give a comprehensive oversight of all government property and ensure better quality property data, digitalisation and automation

    Senior Official, Government Property Office (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Putting Sustainability at the Heart of Estate Management

    • Supporting the development of sustainable, resilient, and energy-efficient buildings that meet the needs of service users now and in the future
    • Strategies for meeting net zero targets and aligning with the Government Property Sustainability Strategy 2022-2030
    • Insights from the Environmental Agency’s strategy for reaching net zero by 2030: reducing carbon emissions while preparing estates for the impact of climate change
    • Key tips for establishing decarbonisation pathways for all energy sources used in operations and services

    Rahul Mohan, Net Zero Carbon Lead, Environment Agency (invited)

  • Case Study: Ensuring Financial Sustainability in Estate Transformation and Planning 

    • Establishing key principles to guide the way estates are planned, used, managed and invested in to support overarching priorities and ambitions
    • Rightsizing estates: releasing older, costly buildings to better maintain buildings with more purpose and local significance while reducing overall costs
    • Working in partnership with the private sector to deliver growth and investment through alternative public estate use
    • Guidance on disposing surplus assets and leasing investment properties to maximise income from public estates

    Mark Mills, Head of Asset Management, Leeds City Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Breakout Networking: Improving Planning Processes to Maximise Estate Potential

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in updating and improving local planning processes for estate transformation. We encourage you to share your strategies for maximising the potential of your assets and estates. Take this time to share your experiences and network with senior colleagues.

  • Case Study: Repurposing and Regenerating Existing Sites and Buildings

    • Prioritising developing and regenerating existing buildings and sites to reduce carbon emissions
    • Strategies for revitalising brownfield sites to preserve the character and heritage of local areas
    • Establishing intended outcomes to help shape the planning process and determine the best approach for regeneration
    • Practical guidance on assessing the viability of existing sites and buildings to determine if they are suitable for repurposing

    David Gibson, Strategic Director of Infrastructure, West of England Combined Authority (invited)

  • Case Study: Keeping with the Times: Transforming Public Estates to Fit Hybrid Working Models

    • Updating the use of office space to reflect changes in work patterns post-Covid to ensure the best value for money
    • Advice on utilising collaborative technology to facilitate partnership working in hybrid settings
    • Implementing additional cyber security measures to protect employees from data breeches while hybrid working
    • Key tips for determining whether to regenerate, develop, or sell surplus land and estates

    Jeremy Valentine, Head of Asset Management, Trafford Council (invited)

  • Case Study: Reshaping Public Estates to Reflect the Needs of the Local Community

    • Taking a holistic approach to asset management and service transformation by considering environmental, social, and economic factors
    • Strategies for encouraging open dialogue and facilitating strong relationships between land-holding organisations and the local community
    • Implementing public consultations to ensure interested residents can play a key role in creating and developing plans
    • Practical tips on managing competing stakeholder priorities and finding a balance

    Max Woodford, Assistant Director of City Development and Regeneration, Brighton & Hove City Council  (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be professionals involved in estate management across the public sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers from across the sector
 Meet your target audience
 Listen and Learn from leading experts from across the further education sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

  • Public Sector: £260 +VAT+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector: £260 +VAT+VAT
  • Private Sector: £425 +VAT+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month