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Strategic management of the public estate plays a critical role in enabling service performance and delivering service transformation.

Flexible, adaptable and affordable property solutions that make the very best use of existing buildings will always be prioritised before we help our clients develop new build solutions.

Estates strategy and planning is a fundamental part of a business’s service planning and should be an intrinsic part of strategic service planning and objective setting.

Put simply, Estates Strategy and Planning is:

Where are we’ – baseline position and performance

‘Where are we going’ – service ambitions, financial landscape, estate needs.

‘How to get there’ – strategy, action plans, funding solutions

We want to help you to

  1. Fill capacity and commercial skills gaps
  2. Utilise private sector expertise
  3. Deliver change at pace
  4. Improve estate KPIs
  5. Understand the full potential of your estate
  6. Integrate cross-sector working
  7. Maximise the benefits of One Public Estate
  8. Improve utilisation, efficiency, quality and accessibility
  9. Access finance without losing control

 

Specific Services include:

Where are we’  

  1. Review existing estate plans and performance
  2. Estate utilisation studies
  3. Evaluation of estate: 6-facet surveys
  4. Demographic mapping and profiling
  5. Costs of occupancy
  6. Environmental sustainability review
  7. Customer facing and administration ratio analysis
  8. Energy management and procurement reviews
  9. Mapping estate – service points and catchment
  10. Mapping the wider local estate issues
  11. Statutory compliance and quality standards
  12. Functional suitability reviews
  13. Customer satisfaction monitoring
  14. FM market testing,
  15. Lease and service charge review
  16. Property and land valuation,
  17. Business rate review
  18. Buildings insurance

‘Where are we going?’

  1. Align estate with the service plans
  2. Opportunity to create new revenue streams
  3. Transformation planning
  4. Public services integration to benefit users
  5. Drive efficiency, capacity through improved utilisation
  6. Estate workforce planning
  7. Improving environmental performance

 ‘How to get there’ 

  1. Strategic Estates Plan – developing and delivering
  2. Programme and project management
  3. Funding – grants and commercial investments
  4. Business case development – including invest to save
  5. Prioritisation of premises investment and disinvestment
  6. Strategies for disposing of land and buildings
  7. Restructuring existing property agreements
  8. Adaptation and refurbishment plans
  9. Compliant contracting options
  10. Risk and reward – reducing client risks and costs
  11. Modern method of construction (MMC) – what’s best
  12. Ensure facilities can continue to meet quality standards
  13. Service and estate rationalisation planning
  14. Disposal valuations
  15. Redevelopment appraisals

Our clients say...


"We have found Castel Gate Projects to be a valuable estates partner supporting in our strategic planning needs and providing invaluable advice on both property and funding solutions."

Fiona Betts, Commissioning Manager, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council