Scottish Futures Trust

SFT Outcomes
Demonstrating progress
with impact

The public asset portfolio is effective and place-based, driving collaborative service transformation with under utilised public assets re-deployed to meet other policy objectives or divested to stimulate economic activity

  • Over the past year, we helped sell two surplus NHS sites and one Scottish Funding Council site resulting in almost £230m being raised in capital receipts that will lead to an estimated 400 new homes being built with an associated construction value of over £41m

For many organisations, a ‘one public sector’ approach focuses on how the land and buildings they own can be used differently to support joined-up service delivery and achieve better outcomes for communities, deliver efficiencies and savings, and leverage economic growth.

Our Asset Strategy and Workplace team is supporting local authorities, Scottish Government organisations, and Scotland’s emergency services to identify and consider opportunities where surplus space can be used by other like-mined public sector organisations.

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