Government Property Strategy – One year on

Wednesday 6th September 2023

Etc. Venues, 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU

Event Information

Wednesday 6th September 2023, 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU

We are delighted to announce that the most senior civil servants working in public sector property will converge on Manchester to discuss and debate Government’s Property Strategy, one year on from it’s launch. This conference will see the authors of the strategy and leaders in Government Property – including representatives from Government departments, the NHS, and Local Government – come together to explore the main themes and discuss the future of the profession.

Delegate attendance is completely free of charge for senior public servants, thus removing a significant cost barrier and facilitating a renewal or a creation of those vitally important networks with their peers and with a range of knowledgeable private sector advisors and practitioners.

A plenary session will set the scene for the day, then the conference continues with sessions going into more detail on the strategy and how the wider public sector can respond to the challenges and opportunities.  Sessions will be led by a mix of public and private sector presenters and will encourage interactivity.

Throughout the day there will also be chances to network with your peers within the exhibition area and sample the excellent catering that Etc venues provide.

Delegate places are free of charge for all public sector property professionals employed within the UK public sector*.  Places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and must be booked in advance.  Don’t miss out on your place

*Terms & Conditions apply as detailed on booking

Conference Agenda

Wednesday 6th September 2023, 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU

0930 – 1100 Plenary Session

Mark Chivers, Government Chief Property Officer

Paul Mustow, Director, Property Delivery, Capability and Standards, Office of Government Property/Cabinet Office

Speakers from:

  • Government Property Agency
  • HMRC
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Homes England
  • Department for Education

The session ends with a chance for delegates to take part in Q&A with the speakers.

Following a 30min refreshment and networking break the day continues with focused work sessions:


Strategic asset management

Optimising your estate

Retrofit and redevelopment

Economic challenges

Embedding ESG

Modular construction

Homes and communities

The role of technology

1600 – 1700 Panel debate and Q&A 
Speakers from central and local government, government agencies, NHS and more

Chair’s closing remarks

Please note agenda will be updated regularly, speakers, subject matter and timings may be subject to change

Plenary Speakers

Wednesday 7th September 2022, 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU

Alex Burghart MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Office

Mark Chivers, Government Chief Property Officer, Cabinet Office

Mark is responsible for providing senior, strategic leadership for the whole cross-government property function. He works with a wide range of senior stakeholders within government and in the wider public sector promoting the intelligent use of property to deliver better public services at lower cost to the taxpayer.

Mark provides strategic leadership for the Government Property Function, and holds senior leaders accountable to the Government Functional Standard. He leads on major change programmes, supporting the delivery of better and more integrated public services, overseeing – among others – the Places for Growth programme and supporting the Levelling Up agenda.

Karl Limbert, Director of Strategy and External Relations, Equans

Paul Mustow, Interim Director and Head of Government Property Profession at Cabinet Office

Session Speakers

Wednesday 6th September, 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU

Sherin Aminossehe

Director of Infrastructure

Ministry of Defence

Colin Casse

Director of Estates and Locations Programme

HM Revenue & Customs

Ravi Chand CBE

SRO, Places for Growth

Cabinet Office

Details here soon

Jennie Cronin

Office for Government Property

Natalie Forrest

SRO New Hospital Programme

Department of Health and Social Care

Angela Harrowing

Deputy Director, Property Programmes

Cabinet Office

Ellen Vernon

Programme Director, One Public Estate

Local Government Association

Details here soon


Homes England

Exhibitors and Supporters

Event Timetable

Wednesday 7th September, 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU

08:30 – 09:30 Registration, refreshments and networking breakfast

09:30 – 11:00 Plenary session

11:00 – 11:30 Refreshments and networking

11:30 – 12:00 Sessions

12:10 – 12:40 Sessions

12:40 – 13:40 Lunch and networking

13:40 – 14:10 Sessions

14:20 – 14:50 Sessions

14:50 – 15:20 Refreshments and networking

15:20 – 15:50 Sessions

1600 – 17:00 Panel debate and Chair’s closing remarks

17:30 – Conference Close

Please note times, agenda and speakers may be subject to change

Venue, Travel & Hotels

Etc. Venues, 11 Portland Street, Manchester

11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU

ETC Venue, Manchester

For directions, venue information and nearby hotels please visit the venue’s website:


Venue Tel: 0161 302 8888


Contact Us

Delegate Enquiries (Including Bookings)

Georgia Richardson – Conference Manager
– 0161 482 7853

Exhibition & Sponsorship Enquiries

Sharon Quinn – Head of Business Development
– 0161 482 7859

Conference Logistics & Presentation & Print Enquiries

Charis Rosen – Conference Manager
– 0161 482 7855


– 0161 482 7853


Public Sector Connect Ltd
Lockside Mill
St Martins Road

(please note this is the organisers business address – NOT the venue for the event)