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Corporate property operating model

An operating model is a representation of how an organisation does things and how it delivers value to its internal and external customers. They help managers and employees understand how changes to one part of the organisation might impact other parts of the organisation.

The current corporate property operating model has 2 sections: ‘corporate landlord’ and ‘property services’. This arrangement is now not meeting the needs of its customers, our employees, the council and the people of Derbyshire.

The delivery of our services is changing. Budgets continue to be reduced, schools are becoming academies and in many cases are setting up their own property delivery arrangements.

Across the public sector there are other changes as many councils, police, and the health service are sharing buildings to deliver their services. This frees up land and buildings for sale and development. The current operating model is not set up to address these changes.

The new operating model approved by our Cabinet is built around the asset life cycle. This is the stages any property goes through from acquisition, to day to day management, to disposal. It has 7 parts:

  • asset management
  • estate management
  • facilities management
  • repairs and maintenance
  • minor works
  • major projects
  • business support