Scottish Futures Trust

SFT Outcomes
Demonstrating progress
with impact

Public asset condition and performance is improved through more effective whole-estate management and maintenance

  • Over 100,000 children are now benefiting from new learning environments and over 10,500 people are benefiting from new homes, as a result of infrastructure investment programmes involving SFT
  • Our Operational Contract Management team provides commercial and technical support to the public sector in the management of their Public Private Partnership (PPP) estate and this year has continued to work closely with public bodies on PPP ‘handback’ guidance and preparation for the 26 PPP contracts expected to expire over the next nine years
  • Since the publication of the New Frontiers for Smarter Working – 2023 and Beyond Report many organisations have taken on the report’s recommendations with the Asset Strategy and Workplace team providing specialist advice around the best approach to smarter working

When Scottish Government published its Infrastructure Investment Plan (IIP), it set out that it along with our Asset Strategy and Workplace team would prepare guidance for public bodies to follow when developing their own asset strategies. This would support the application of the investment hierarchy and alignment with other key themes and priorities within the IIP.

In August 2022, we published A guide to Property Asset Strategy in the Scottish Public Sector and it has been supported by our Asset Strategy & Workplace team carrying out a programme of engagement across the public sector to promote and embed its adoption.

The impact of our work alongside that of our partners in this area, is further illustrated through this selection of case studies.