West London Property & Asset Management Programme
Participating councils: Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow.
The West London Property and Asset Programme commenced in 2011 when the Councils set up a West London Property Board to drive their collaborative property and asset management initiatives and realise benefits from a co-ordinated approach.
The aim of the Property and Asset Programme is to deliver tangible financial savings for members at a significantly higher level than can be achieved by the individual authorities working in isolation and to be able to expand this to include more public bodies from both within and outside West London.
The management and use of public sector property and assets in West London represent one of the greatest opportunities for efficiency gains across the region. The three key activities for this programme are:
- Rationalising built assets to provide revenue savings.
- Establishing a property board to manage sharing buildings.
- Co-ordinating the procurement of facilities management services across the councils.
The aim of the first year of the programme was to establish a sound basis of programme management, information and data and identify a series of projects to enable the delivery of the councils’ objectives. Efficiency savings will result from these projects with a target of achieving in excess of £7.5m of revenue savings across the five years at approximately £2m p.a. by the end of the programmes.
Key achievements in the 2011/2012
- Successful achievement of the milestones for the programme agreed as part of the £165,438 funding package from Capital Ambition
- All key West London council estate data mapped onto the e-PIMS web portal and initial asset review carried out
- Supply chain mapped and initial savings realised from collaboration
- Programme of projects developed for future years with the potential to save £10.3m by 2016
- Grant funding of £551,000 secured from Capital Ambition to support the delivery of the programme over the next two years.