Public sector organisations need to collaborate to make the most of public assets and make them work harder for the community.

Essentia has the expertise and track-record to help public sector bodies with collaborative asset management over place-based projects. We support the strategic service and assets delivery plans that are needed to meet the requirements set out by the Local Government Association and the Cabinet Office to attract One Public Estate status and funding.

Expert help

  • Promote collaboration across public-sector bodies
  • Deliver feasibility studies/options appraisals
  • Facilitate new ways of working
  • Support projects from inception to operation
  • Disposal and acquisition of land or property
  • Deliver business cases

Who do we work with?

  • Local Government
  • NHS
  • Blue light
  • Private Healthcare
  • Biotechnology

One Public Estate

By 2019/20 the OPE partnerships expect to

  • Create 44,000 jobs
  • Release land for 25,000 homes
  • Raise £415 million in capital receipts from land/property sales
  • Cut running costs by £98 million
‘Lewisham Council is excited to be part of the One Public Estate initiative and to be working with key partners. Essentia greatly assisted with the collaboration between the partners and helped identify the key projects which have successfully obtained funding.’
Freddie Murray SGM Asset Strategy & Technical Support
— London Borough of Lewisham

Contact our team to see how we can help you, contactus@essentia.uk.com

How can we help?

Case Studies


One Public Estate – Lambeth

Overview Lambeth CCG, the London Borough of Lambeth and eight other public sector organisations submitted a One Public Estate (OPE) Phase 5 application. Our role This ambitious application involved ten partners across the public sector. As facilitators, we managed communication between the partners to ensure the smooth-running of this proposal. To do this we ran…

One Public Estate – Lewisham

Overview Lewisham CCG, the London Borough of Lewisham and several other public sector organisations submitted a One Public Estate (OPE), Phase 4 application to gain OPE status for Lewisham and funding for key projects. Our role We generated a collaborative working relationship between the CCG, Council and public sector partners. Historically, they had worked individually. We helped the partners develop the Stage…

Local Estates Strategies

Clients Community Health Partnerships (CHP) plus Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich CCGs Date completed May 2016 The Challenge Community Health Partnerships (CHP) required Local Estate Strategies (LES) for Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich CCGs. To achieve a One Public Estate approach for estate management, for the first time the LES included…

Barts Health NHS Trust – property disposal

The issue: Following the merger of three NHS trusts in April 2012, Barts became one of the largest healthcare providers in the UK, serving a population of 2.5 million in East London and beyond. The Trust operates from six hospital sites and several community buildings, resulting in a duplication of services and a complicated and…
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