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Scottish Government property review: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
19 Jul 2018
Scottish Government property review: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01833
Date received: 4 July 2018
Date responded: 19 July 2018

Information requested

  1. Is the SG conducting or contracted someone to conduct a review of its property in Edinburgh?

  2. Is the SG conducting or contracted someone to conduct a review of its property in the west of Edinburgh?

  3. Is the SG conducting or contracted someone to conduct a review of potential property for SG to lease/own in the west of Edinburgh?

  4. Is Saughton House included in the review?

  5. Is the Forestry Commission building in Corstorphine Rd included in the review?

  6. What is the purpose of the review?

  7. When is the review due to complete?

  8. Who is the review being conducted for e.g Ministers, SG property, etc?

  9. What is the timeframe for decisions on the review?

Response

  1. It is good estate management practice to keep all properties owned or leased under review to ensure they match business needs. This is an ongoing process. There is currently no contracted work on the wider Edinburgh estate.

  2. As part of the estate management process specific advice is being taken to explore options for future accommodation in West Edinburgh.

  3. No

  4. Yes

  5. Yes

  6. To meet the requirements of efficient government effective and efficient management of government property.

  7. It is intended to conclude by the end of the financial year.

  8. Officials. It is good estate management practice for officials with operational responsibility for managing the estate to keep all properties owned or leased under review.

  9. As set out above, this is an ongoing process.

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG