C&W secures national mandate from UK’s Ministry of Justice Estates Directorate
The Ministry of Justice Estates Directorate has appointed Cushman & Wakefield to provide national Estates Professional Services in the UK.
The MoJ Estates Directorate manages a large ‘Estates Cluster’, comprising approximately 2,250 properties across the UK held by multiple governmental organisations, encompassing the Home Office and MoJ, including Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service. The cluster accounts for a significant proportion of the government’s civil service estate.
Cushman & Wakefield’s appointment follows a competitive tender process run under the Crown Commercial Services’ Estates Professional Services framework RM3816.
The objective of the Estates Professional Services contract is to provide a fit-for-purpose, legally compliant and well-maintained estate, through leading strategic asset management planning. Efficient data-gathering and management will sit at the heart of culture and business processes.
The contract will be managed by Cushman & Wakefield primarily through its Global Occupier Services (GOS) and Public Sector Advisory Team service lines. The firm will manage the entire Ministry of Justice Cluster portfolio (including acquisitions, disposals, lease renewals, rent reviews and liaison with landlords) and intra-government and wider public sector occupancy agreements, including managing and collecting payments for rents, rates, insurances and service charges.
Richard Golding, Head of GOS UK, Cushman & Wakefield, says: “We are delighted to have been appointed to support MoJ Estates Directorate at this exciting time of estate transformation for the cluster. Our teams have a long track record of partnering with the public sector to deliver efficient, sustainable and fit-for-purpose property, securing value for money for the public purse. We are extremely proud to be the leading provider of estates services to central government, also supporting the Department for Work & Pensions and HM Revenue & Customs.”