Food Standard Agency (FSA) London and South East
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Food Standards Agency
London and South East
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Public and third Commercial property and asset management
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Alexandra Houghton
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Three career highlights:

Significant involvement in and preparation of the Ministry of Defence ‘Footprint Strategy’ announced in the House of Commons, during a 2 year secondment to DIO.

A number of Central Government and Local Authority Green Book Business Cases leading to relocations, change programmes and adopting new ways of working.

Sale of Centrepoint Tower to Almacantar under the Targetfollow administration 

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Food Standard Agency needed to vacate its current London headquarters and relocate, considering various accommodation arrangements including a multi-site model. There were different size options and a range of target locations under consideration.

Through stakeholder consultation we agreed the range of locations to be modeled and then identified properties of the correct size and timing for detailed review. The organization was determined to reflect the wishes of its staff and current home locations as best it could, which explained the consideration of a multi-site model.

The Options Appraisal undertaken modeled qualitative criteria and quantitative criteria, with the latter being where staff preferences and travel times were awarded due influence. There were 8 main options with 20 sub-options in total, so the cost benefit analysis tool we have developed played a very significant part in helping to determine the preferred options.

How we helped: Technical support in the form of options identification, options appraisal, and preparation of Business Case for internal approvals.