Scottish Tour – Real Estate Rationalisation- A Real Estate Market Opportunity?

Glasgow City Council (GCC) recognised that their city centre real estate portfolio faced significant challenges. They occupied a mix of leased and owned office buildings which were not providing good quality efficient space for their city centre personnel. The Council procured a partner to support the delivery of real estate, IT and other service delivery.

Serco were appointed and formed a joint venture partnership with the Council to deliver the agreed services over a ten year period. ACCESS Glasgow LLP was created. ACCESS  delivered the Office Improvement Programme (OIP) which led to the Office Rationalisation Programme (ORP). It has now managed the delivery of a reduced city centre portfolio, saving GCC £6m per annum via the Tomorrow’s Office Programme.

This has resulted in the city centre office building portfolio reducing from 19 buildings to 6 and hosts office space for over 4,000 staff, ceremony rooms and a single public facing service desk in the historic home of GCC.

The Real Estate rationalisation has also resulted in the marketing and disposal of surplus GCC real estate..



18.00 Registration
18.15 Introduction
           Craig Tennant Currie & Brown
18.25 Presentation
           Ronnie Kyle Tomorrow’s Office Programme Director, ACCESS Director of Strategic Programmes
18.45 Tour of City Chambers- East & West
19.30 Refreshments and networking
20.00 Event close

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GCC- real estate reception

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glasgow city council

  • Dates : 26/02/2013 - 26/02/2013
  • Times : 18:00:00 - 20:00:00
  • Venus : Glasgow City Council, City Chambers East, 40 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JE
  • National : No
  • Region : Scotland
  • Available to non members : Yes
  • Non member price : £25