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Guildford and Woking frontrunners for county council move as plans unveiled to cut 200 buildings

Guildford and Woking have emerged as the frontrunners to host Surrey County Council’s new HQ as councillors unveiled plans to cut the number of buildings it uses from 300 to 100 in an efficiency drive that aims to save tens of millions of pounds. The potential locations for Surrey’s new ‘civic heart’ by the end … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Artist impressions of Surrey homes being developed by new joint venture

Artist impressions have been unveiled by a newly launched property partnership to show how some of the first completed Surrey homes could look. Surrey County Council and Places for People have released images of planned developments at Dene Street, Dorking, and High Street, Egham. The two projects are set to provide 22 flats or houses … Continue reading

VIDEO: Plans for property joint venture signed off by Cabinet

Plans to join forces with Places for People Group to create a joint venture that will provide Surrey with extra housing were today signed off by the Cabinet. In the video below Tim Oliver sets out the aims of the council’s property strategy. The Cabinet Member for Property and Business Services highlights the need to … Continue reading

VIDEO: National property initiative launched in Surrey

A national property initiative to ensure councils and the government work together to make best use of public buildings has been launched by Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office Chloe Smith and Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge at Guildford Fire Station. Feel free to embed the video below. Follow this link for the Cabinet … Continue reading

Sharing premises saves Surrey £3.5m

Sharing premises with other local authorities has helped Surrey County Council save local taxpayers nearly £3.5 million. Basing staff in joint rather than separate council offices in the same towns has contributed most of the £3.4m savings on public buildings. The approach, which has seen adult social care staff move into borough and district premises, … Continue reading

Guardian interview on making the most from property

Surrey County Council cabinet member Tony Samuels was among leading local government figures to set out how public services can make the most of their properties. In an interview with the Guardian, the Cabinet Member for Assets and Regeneration Programmes emphasised that taking a ‘one team’ approach by working with other councils leads to better … Continue reading

Cabinet member talks at national event on managing property more effectively

Surrey County Council Cabinet member Tony Samuels has spoken at a national event looking at how public services can save money by managing property more effectively. Mr Samuels told the Inside Government conference* that Surrey has joined forces with Hampshire County Council on property projects to drive down costs. He highlighted the council’s work through … Continue reading


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