Last edited 12 Jan 2021

Office of Government Property

The Office of Government Property (OGP) is a government body that helps manage public sector land and property more efficiently and effectively. It is responsible for helping deliver public services, encouraging public service job creation outside London, and for unlocking surplus land for housing.

Formerly the Government Property Unit (GPU), it was established in 2010 as part of the Cabinet Office. In 2014, the coalition government published an Estates Strategy which set the intention of creating ‘an efficient, fit-for-purpose and sustainable estate whose performance matches the best of the private sector’ by 2020. The main aims of the strategy include maximising efficient use of existing land and buildings and disposing of surplus assets in a way that achieves best value for money.

A State of the Estate Report is published each year in which progress over the previous 12 months is detailed.

The OGP is made up of the following divisions and programmes:

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