Using the central government estate more intensively could
reduce its office
space needs by 30% saving £1bn a year. Furthermore, slimming down the
remainder of the estate by 20% over the next ten years would cut
running costs by between £2-4bn a year.
Achieving these savings will require
change of an unprecedented scale, focussed on people and behaviour,
rather than simply desk utilisation studies and furniture
solutions. It will
also require partners to the public sector in this initiative to
understand the service delivery equation, and be prepared to take
on significant commercial risk positions to enable
value to be created and delivered.