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The Corporate Property Database (CPD) is accessible to the HCC Property & Technology department. It contains information necessary to effectively

manage HCC land and buildings. Schools are only able to access a read-only version of the CPD here:

cpd screenshotThe CPD shows a variety of information including:

  • Asbestos surveys
  • CAD floor plans
  • Condition surveys
  • Sufficiency surveys

A copy of the user guide can be downloaded from the following link.

If you have any questions on the CPD, including log on issues, please contact: 
Property Information & Intelligence Unit
Tel: 01992 556133/01992 555066

Condition Data Collection programme – July 2018 update

From early 2017 to Autumn 2019, the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) Condition Data Collection (CDC) programme will visit every government maintained school in England to collect data about the physical condition of school buildings and how they are managed. The CDC programme is the successor to the Property Data Survey (PDS) and will collect detailed condition, contextual and building management data to provide an evidence base which will support delivery of successful education capital policy. It is one of the biggest condition data collection exercises in the UK public sector, collecting data on 22,000 educational establishments.

Survey visits are being arranged in tranches across the timescale for this work. Schools will be contacted directly, by one of the four surveying organisations, at least 35 days before the proposed date to arrange the site visit. The four surveying companies are Aecom, Capita, Faithful + Gould, and Rider Levett Bucknall.

Detailed guidance for hosting the surveying visit and completing the CDC School Questionnaire is available on the CDC web site:

Schools are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the content of the ‘CDC Guide for Schools’ document and the ‘Guide to completing the School Questionnaire’. We ask that you respond promptly to any request for access by the surveying organisation and complete the pre-visit information questionnaire when you receive it.

The ESFA will write to you when the CDC report for your school is available on the CDC portal. They will include guidelines on how to access your report and you are advised to read the report and send any comments to the ESFA within the timescale given. If you experience problems accessing your report, please contact the ESFA directly using the email address

Information about the purpose, benefits and limitations of the CDC survey, are contained in this document on the CDC web site:

Please note the CDC survey, which is a Government data collection programme that will provide the ESFA with a fair and consistent view of condition across the education estate, does not provide descriptions of defects, remedies or cost information and, as such, the surveys do not form part of our capital bid consideration process. You therefore do not need to send us a copy as part of an HCC capital funding bid.

The HCC Building Management Team have put together supplementary guidance, CDC School Questionnaire – where to go for information and guidance, which points schools to sources of information for answering each of the questions

CDC School Questionnaire

In addition, schools have access to the Corporate Property Database which is another source of useful information.

If you have any questions which cannot be answered by any of the above, please email