Leaner and Greener: Delivering Effective Estate Management
In these stringent times, all parts of the public sector are under huge pressure to spend money wisely. The scale of the pressure on budgets means that doing things as before, but on tighter budgets will not work. The public sector needs to change the way it uses its property.
In the Leaner and Greener: Delivering Effective Estate Management report published on Wednesday 2nd February 2011, Inquiry Chair, Matthew Hancock MP states in his foreword;
“This report shows the sheer scale of savings available to local government from better use of their property. Of the £370 billion of property owned by government and costing £25 billion a year to run, £250 billion is owned by local government. The findings show that managing property effectively can reduce the space needed by 30%, with potential savings in running costs of up to £7 billion a year.
The scale of the prize should not be underestimated.“
The report further goes on to mention;
“Lowering occupied space will enable the public sector to lower its property running costs. The average space occupancy rate within the public sector is estimated at 14.5 m2 per full time employee (FTE). This figure is on average 20%-30% higher than the 2008 Government Space Standard of 12 m2 per FTE for existing properties. The report has found that public sector organisations can deliver up to £7 billion of savings from lowering the space it occupies and through cooperation in procurement.“
AssetCapture OEA™ – Occupancy Efficiency Assessment, is already helping local government achieve these efficiency savings.
“AssetCapture OEA in conjunction with detailed intelligent AutoCAD drawings has enabled the Council to undertake rapid occupancy evaluations. The speed of analysis, accuracy and presentation provide a powerful case for the move forward to effective space utilization.“
Brian Allan – Principal Asset Manager, Sunderland City Council
With AssetCapture OEA at your fingertips, gone is the need to commit internal resource to time-consuming new surveys, and gone are the days of guesswork and generalisation.
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Official Report – Leaner and Greener: Delivering Effective Estate Management – Download (PDF – 11MB)