Property Services

Property Services is made up of the following teams:

The Estates Team

What we do:

  • Keep a comprehensive and up to date record of all council land holdings
  • Manage all the council’s commercial property and negotiate all agreements and leases including rent reviews
  • Keep the council’s property portfolio under review and seek opportunities for income generation or cost savings in respect of under-performing assets
  • Negotiate the acquisition and disposal of all council interests in land and buildings and settle any property-related compensation claims
  • Inspect council land and property and seek to prevent or deal with unauthorised access, encroachments and uses of council land

Buildings and Maintenance Team

What we do:

  • Deal with routine and planned maintenance of the council's buildings
  • Ensure that council occupied buildings are suitable for individual service provision and ‘fit for purpose’, as well as ensuring they are maintained to current Health and Safety standards
  • Provide a construction and refurbishment service for council-owned buildings
  • Energy monitoring and initiatives and implementation of energy and water policies
  • Spatial planning service and advice on maximising utilisation of assets
  • Ensure, where practicable, premises are accessible for disabled people
  • Manage building-related capital works projects

Facilities Team

What we do:

  • Security and keyholder services for the Public Service Plaza, including evenings and weekends
  • Public Service Plaza cleaning and catering functions
  • Mayor’s Secretary, Plaza attendant and chauffeuring functions
  • Printing and stationery functions
  • Portering and courier functions including arrangements for the council’s shared equipment, such as furniture, projectors and screens etc
  • Acts as licensee for the liquor, entertainment and other purposes within the Plaza complex

Council-owned property

See a list of all council-owned land and property