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Kent - Total Place summit master class presentation

  1. 1. Total Place - Kent Bold, brave transformational change David Lewis Director of Property, Kent County Council Asset Management
  2. 2. The Kent pilot <ul><li>Starting out… </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping the assets </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing Governance arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Deep Dive – Swale </li></ul><ul><li>The potential for savings </li></ul><ul><li>Key barriers and possible solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Moving forwards </li></ul>
  3. 3. Starting Out … <ul><li>Total Place not the beginning of our journey </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership working already well established in Kent </li></ul><ul><li>Building on solid foundations </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mapping the Assets <ul><li>how many do we have, where are they etc ? </li></ul><ul><li>Created a simple, visual and compelling picture of Kent’s public sector assets </li></ul><ul><li>Used as an illustration of the ‘as is’ to enable engagement with all partners – including central government </li></ul>
  5. 5. Map of Public Sector Assets in Kent
  6. 6. Mapping the Assets <ul><li>More than £5bn (book value) of property assets within Kent </li></ul><ul><li>Running costs in the region of £300m pa </li></ul><ul><li>High concentrations of public sector assets within close proximity of each other especially in urban areas </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mapping the Assets <ul><li>Next step to add relevant details i.e. attributes (leasehold/freehold, size etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Issues encountered: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency – “apples v oranges” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability / format of data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scope - What is ‘in’ and what is ‘out’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and more… </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Mapping the Assets <ul><li>How to deal with data gaps ? </li></ul><ul><li>Defining requirements for data currency and accuracy ? </li></ul><ul><li>What system could we use to share information amongst partners ? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mapping the Assets <ul><li>Don’t worry - there is a way through the complexity ! </li></ul><ul><li>Kent have been working with OGC and partner professionals to identify solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Kent has developed a simple system for collating, sharing and updating data amongst partners </li></ul><ul><li>Data gathering is ongoing, but we are nearing a complete picture </li></ul>
  10. 10. Establishing Governance <ul><li>Fundamentally important to success </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving engagement relatively easy - need a way to progress the agenda formally </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Board formed with independent chair, reporting into pre-existing partnership structure (Kent Partnership) </li></ul><ul><li>Practioners working group formed to facilitate detailed discussion between professionals </li></ul>
  11. 12. Deep Dive - Swale <ul><li>Swale District chosen as reasonably representative urban/rural mix </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops with local partners to discuss options for change </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of ‘ideal’ blueprint (should all barriers be lifted) </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for capital receipts and revenue running cost savings used as indication of Kent-wide potential </li></ul>
  12. 13. Potential for Savings <ul><li>The deep dive indicates the potential for capital receipts across Kent could be in the region of £720m - £780m </li></ul><ul><li>Associated revenue savings could be in the region of £40m per annum </li></ul><ul><li>BUT only achievable if barriers are lifted … </li></ul>
  13. 14. Key Barriers <ul><li>Both cultural and technical </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental to success </li></ul><ul><li>Some locally resolvable, others need wider engagement </li></ul>
  14. 15. Key Barriers <ul><li>Politics large and small </li></ul><ul><li>Quality/availability of data </li></ul><ul><li>Control over assets </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of incentive for some </li></ul><ul><li>Silo (vertical) approach to expenditure </li></ul><ul><li>No real method for benefit sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Treasury Green Book </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment between service strategies and asset savings imperative </li></ul>
  15. 16. Potential Solutions <ul><li>Place based (horizontal) expenditure controls </li></ul><ul><li>Revision of Green Book to match </li></ul><ul><li>Use of property holding vehicles to secure change ? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider statutory powers to cut through barriers (eg related to national agencies) </li></ul><ul><li>Harness property expertise to deliver rationalisation and ongoing management </li></ul>
  16. 17. Moving Forwards <ul><li>Kent Partnership fully behind the ongoing concept of shared asset management </li></ul><ul><li>Further engagement with Government on potential solutions (including the potential for property holding vehicles) </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding and alignment of partners service delivery strategies to inform the ‘blueprint’ </li></ul><ul><li>Further refinements to Governance model </li></ul><ul><li>Joint development of local business cases and implementation of solutions </li></ul>
  17. 18. Total Place - Kent Bold, brave transformational change David Lewis Director of Property, Kent County Council