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A new website that will let members of the public see for the first time what government property is available to buy or rent has been launched by Cabinet Office Minister Chloe Smith.
Find Me Some Government Space' operates similarly to commercial sites such as Zoopla in that the public will be able to find available property using either a postcode or area keyword.
The website – www.gov.uk/find-government-property – is expected to speed up the process for Government to exit its unused property. It will open up over 300 properties available to rent and around 900 currently available to buy across Great Britain.
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Property available to purchase includes Honiton Magistrates Court, Wolborough Hospital in Newton Abbot, the NHS building Stowford Lodge in Sidmouth, and a former weighbridge site in Kennford.
Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, Chloe Smith said: "We're making the civil service more efficient and cutting waste, as a result we will have a number of properties both owned and rented that we need to do more with.
"Not only will this website help to save government money but we will see new opportunities, jobs and growth in local economies as new life is brought into empty, unused properties."
No log-in details are required to access the site which alongside building details will also supply the relevant contact details for the official involved in renting or selling the building.