Property

Town hall of the future: bringing together the old and new

15/04/2019

A massive project in south London has transformed a jumble of old offices into a stylish set of buildings combining the traditional and modern to impressive effect. Mark Whitehead finds out more.

Top five priorities to future-proof the public estate

11/04/2019

From income generation to new funding models, Stephen Edgar outlines how directors can future-proof their public estate.

Village halls urged to bid for share of £3m refurbishment fund

05/04/2019

The Government has launched a £3m fund to improve village halls.

Protecting life and property

20/03/2019

Allison Whittington warns that building regulations are failing to keep pace with changes to the conversion market.

Protection from tenant insolvencies

15/03/2019

Daniel Stern looks at what authorities can do to protect themselves from tenant insolvencies in the retail sector.

Homes England to share office space with Coventry City Council

14/03/2019

The government’s housing agency is trialling shared office space with Coventry City Council as part of a move to work more closely with its regional partners.

Welsh council buys leisure park for £21m

12/03/2019

Monmouthshire County Council has purchased the freehold of Newport Leisure Park for £21m.

Council considers selling off venues to fund equal pay settlement

04/02/2019

Glasgow city councillors are expected to rubber stamp a multi-million pound package this week to settle the long-running dispute over equal pay for women employees.

Glasgow could move council offices to regeneration areas

30/01/2019

Plans to move council offices from the city centre to key regeneration sites are being considered by Glasgow City Council.

Council considers selling assets to pay £500m equal pay deal

22/01/2019

Glasgow City Council might be forced to sell off some of its major assets in order to pay for its recently reached £500m equal pay deal.

Council limits permitted development rights to protect office space

21/01/2019

Islington Council has saved hundreds of thousands of square metres worth of office space from being converted into expensive homes.

Essex council to invest £20m in commercial property

15/01/2019

Southend-on-Sea Council is set to invest £20m in commercial property in a bid to replace cuts in central government funding.

Shopping for retail sites

09/01/2019

James Duncan explains why investing in retail sites could help councils diversify their income streams.

Showcasing building excellence

18/12/2018

Public Property finds out why a new cinema in East Sussex has been crowned the ‘best public service building’ in a recent awards ceremony.

Capital allowances: The opportunity

12/12/2018

Jake Iles and Edward Pitt explain how councils can increase the sale price of assets by applying for a form of tax relief that can be passed onto private sector buyers.

Top 100: Our most popular local government stories of 2018

11/12/2018

From council pay rises to troubled outsourcing firms, here is our countdown of the 100 most popular stories on LocalGov during 2018.

Mayor agrees to buy airport in £40m deal

05/12/2018

Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) looks set to be brought back into public ownership as part of a £40m deal.

Whitehall unveils £2bn property investment portfolio

18/10/2018

The Government has invited foreign investors to put their money into a range of new schemes.

Workspace: Sky-high rents and dwindling supply

25/09/2018

Cllr Asima Shaikh explains how councils can make a meaningful difference to fledgling businesses and create decent, secure jobs.

Investing to earn strategy

18/09/2018

Robbie Blackhurst finds out how local authorities can follow the example of Liverpool City Council by adopting an ‘invest to earn’ strategy.

New lease of life for NHS

14/09/2018

Alex Green explains the role strategic property development is playing in the transformation of the NHS.

Assets: A new source of revenue

04/09/2018

A new report has outlined the three main risks councils face when investing in commercial property. Mark Whitehead reports.

Liverpool transfers land charges data to ‘national register’

03/09/2018

Liverpool City Council has become the second local authority to migrate its local land charges data to a new national register.

Council accused of 'putting public money at risk' over shopping centre investment

15/08/2018

A district council has been accused of putting public money at risk in a 35-year deal to lease a shopping centre from a commercial development company.

The scale of council investment in commercial property

04/07/2018

A new study has revealed local authorities have invested £3.8bn in commercial property to save struggling town centres. Dr Steve Norris and Ed Cooke report on the findings.

Dangerous cladding found on 297 private tower blocks

29/06/2018

The Government has pledged to support council efforts to improve private building safety after figures show 297 private sector high-rise residential buildings have unsafe cladding.

Councils sell off 4,000 public buildings a year, FOI requests reveal

19/06/2018

Local authorities have sold-off thousands of public buildings and spaces to private developers in order to cover the loss of central Government funding, charity finds.

Council adopts corporate property management strategy

16/04/2018

A corporate property management strategy has been adopted by Ashford Borough Council to handle its asset portfolio.

Highways jobs

Director of Learning

Camden London Borough Council
Up to £85,850
To be considered for this post we are looking for a degree educated innovative and diligent Director who has previous demonstrable experience. Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Chief Officer

Leeds City Council
Up to £106k
Leeds, a city built on talent! Leeds, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Leeds City Council

Head of Educational Safeguarding and Inclusion

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Up to £61,751
As an experienced educational specialist, with a depth of knowledge, passion and commitment for inclusion you’ll... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Resourcer/Support Officer

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£19,554 - £21,166
You will provide appropriate support to and work alongside a disabled Corporate Policy Officer working within the Strategy and Policy Team.  Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Newly Qualified Children’s Social Worker

London Borough of Bexley
£29,966 inclusive of Choices and Market Premium
If this sounds exciting and reassuring, we want you to get in touch with us! Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

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