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

    Alexandra Marmot, Founding Director, AMA Alexi Marmot Associates Ltd, Emeritus Professor,  Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London (CONFIRMED)

  • 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

    Mike Robinson, Deputy Director, Strategy & Assurance, Office of Government Property (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Estates Collaboration is Tough: How to Make it Work

    • Exploring what makes collaboration so difficult
    • Sharing some case studies of where it has worked
    • Reflections on common factors that have helped make collaboration a success

    Clare Hudson, Regional Programme Manager for London, Local Government Association (CONFIRMED)

  • 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: Pathways to a Greener, More Efficient Education Estate 

    Lara Newman, CEO, LocatED (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Case Study: Managing Change with Communities: Leveraging Social, Educational and Economic Benefits through Regeneration

    Jan Kattein, Director, Jan Kattein Architects (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Pre-recorded Keynote: Linking Public Estate Management and Town Planning to Meet Local Community Needs

    Richard Blyth, Head of Policy, Practice and Research, Royal Town Planning Institute (CONFIRMED)

  • 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


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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

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