07 December 2015, National

Community Health Partnerships support £2.65 million successful One Public Estate bids

Community Health Partnerships (CHP) has helped secure £2.65 million of funding for partnerships successfully bidding to join the government’s One Public Estate (OPE) initiative.

CHP has provided expert advice and support for nine bids fronted by councils accepted into Phase Three of the programme by the Local Government Association and Government Property Unit this week.

Successful CHP-supported bids include:

  • Cornwall Council
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • London Borough of Barnet
  • London Borough of Bexley
  • Manchester City Council
  • Sheffield City Region
  • Solent Local Enterprise Partnership

 

Building on success of the OPE Programme to date

Phase Three will build on the success of the programme so far, supporting councils to lead asset management across the public sector in their area. The programme will support ambitious projects that have significant economic benefits or service transformation.

Stephen Jacobs OBE, Senior Programme Manager for One Public Estate at the Local Government Association, commented: “The health estate will play an important role in the successful achievement of OPE objectives across the country. 

"So the involvement and input from CHP has been invaluable in supporting partnership bids that have joined the scheme this week.”

Dr Sue O’Connell, CHP Chief Executive, added: Our participation in the OPE programme has provided an excellent opportunity to work with new partners from across the public sector.”

Launched in 2013, the OPE programme has already seen initiatives developed that are expected to deliver £129 million in property sales, 20,000 new jobs and 9,000 new homes, with expected savings of £77 million in running costs for the public sector over five years.

"The involvement and input from Community Health Partnerships has been invaluable in supporting partnership bids that have joined the One Public Estate scheme this week.”

Stephen Jacobs OBE, Senior Programme Manager for One Public Estate, Local Government Association