Property services is made up of the following teams:

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

If you are looking for a new home for your business, please take a look at the council-owned property availability.

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