BCO Research Seminar & Tour: The Government Hubs Programme

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The Civil Service is responding to the rapidly changing nature of work and leading the way by providing modern, flexible working environments.

Start Date / Time 27 Feb 2018 09:00
End Date / Time 27 Feb 2018 11:00
Venue 1 Ruskin Square, Croydon CR0 1XJ
National Yes
Region London and the South East
Available to Non Members Yes


The Government Hubs Programme, a cross-government initiative, will transform central government’s office estate by accommodating multi-departmental workforces in high quality buildings across the UK. The modern working environments will allow civil and public servants to use space more innovatively, more flexibly and more collaboratively. Phase one is being jointly delivered by GPA and HMRC. Ten hubs have already been announced with two already hosting civil servants.

This significant rationalisation, productivity and workplace transformation programme will save taxpayer money and support delivery of the best quality services to the public. The Cabinet Office has commissioned an independent four year study to assess the quantitative and qualitative benefits of co-locating departments in hubs.

BCO will share the findings from the first year of research. This will be followed by a tour of 1 Ruskin Square, the first new hub to be fully operational, and part of HMRC’s network of regional centres.

PLEASE NOTE: Online bookings for this event are now closed.

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Breakfast registration



Welcome from Bill Page, Business Space Research Manager, Legal & General

Introduction from event chair, David Phillips, Programme Director, Government Hubs Programme


Presentation of year 1 GPU research: Adam Mactavish, Operations Director, Currie & Brown


Panel discussion and Q&A, joined by:

  • Peter Grant, Director of Estates Transformation, HM Revenue & Customs


Tour of the Croydon Hub


Event close