Estate strategy and optimisation

Our multidisciplinary team of property experts offer consultancy services on the most effective use and development of the NHS estate, collaborating with our customers to get the most out of the NHS estate.

We are continually thinking of ways we can support our customers to deliver on the NHS Long Term Plan and offer excellent patient care, and through active asset management we identify innovative solutions to increase the utilisation, quality and value of the primary care estate. We optimise occupation, reduce costs and add value from the repurposing, sale, and development of surplus NHS land, so value released can be reinvested back into the NHS.

We have transformed the NHS estate with:

£502m raised for the NHS through disposal of unwanted assets


raised for the NHS through disposal of unwanted assets

£907m capital investment to improve the NHS estate


capital investment to improve the NHS estate

8,023 new housing units delivered via release of surplus NHS land


new housing units delivered via release of surplus NHS land

Combining property and health expertise

We are in the unique position to offer both property and health expertise and networks, with an in-depth understanding of challenges NHS bodies face and how work with them to build practical, tailored and innovative property solutions. We have a proven track record of collaborating on strategic estates planning with NHS Commissioners and Trusts, transforming the NHS estate to deliver excellent patient care and build healthier communities. These strategies can include improving utilisation of existing space, rationalising the estate and recycling capital for reinvestment, and delivering new development opportunities.

This expertise goes beyond the clinical estate - we also have a dedicated National Office Programme team to optimise the NHS office estate and provide more modern and smarter working environments for NHS staff.

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Tailored property strategies for local needs

We collaborate closely with our NHS partners to build tailored property solutions for their local communities, reimagining the NHS estate so that every patient can get the care they need in the best space and place for them. Our team of Regional Partnership Directors can help to drive estate transformation in your region, bringing the right skills and stakeholders together to create and deliver on innovative strategies.

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Case Study: partnering with an Integrated Care System to develop an enabling estate for healthcare transformation

“Our ICS has received superb support and leadership from NHS Property Services, and they have become a key partner. We have moved forward and delivered a number of key estates plans that unlock improved services and outcomes for our population. We have focused many of our efforts on our most deprived communities, who have directly benefited from our partnership working.”

Ed Garratt, Executive Lead for the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System

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Property strategy beyond the clinical estate

Offices make up a significant proportion of the NHS estate, and NHSPS has a dedicated team responsible for reviewing opportunities relating to offices, helping the NHS get the most from its office estate.

Learn more about our National Office Programme and approach to smarter working - across NHSPS and the wider NHS.

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To find out more about how we can help you with your estates strategy, contact our Customer Service Centre.

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