Vacant Space Handback Scheme

In our efforts to optimise the NHS estate to deliver excellent patient care, one of our key priorities is to reduce vacant space, saving on running costs and putting space back to good use. We have established the Vacant Space Handback Scheme to allow customers to release space they no longer need.

Once handed back, we remove the burden of running costs such as rent, business rates and service charges from customers, freeing up funds for patient care. As well as saving money for customers, this approach opens the space up for alternative use, and we use our property expertise to reimagine and repurpose the space through re-letting, disposal or development.

Since the programme’s launch in September 2017, there has been:

Image showing 88: properties handed back

88

properties handed back

Image showing £13.3m: saved in running costs for the NHS

£13.3m

saved in running costs for the NHS

Image showing £10.4m: generated for the NHS by selling surplus land

£10.4m

generated for the NHS by selling surplus land

Does your vacant space qualify?

To learn more about the programme, read our brochure or watch a webinar recording from our Programme Lead. More information can also be found in our Charging Policy.

If you are unsure whether your space qualifies for the scheme, or are having any issues with the below form, please speak to the Vacant Space team by contacting: vacantspace@property.nhs.uk

Learn more about the programme

Property Vacation Notice

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Property where space is being proposed for hand back
Property details








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