Exclusive: Places awarded on public sector major works framework

General construction

Willmott Dixon, Lendlease, Wates and Robertsons have bagged the five lots on Scape’s £7bn major works framework.

The new framework will replace Scape’s existing major works agreement, which has been held solely by Willmott Dixon and expires in May.

Lendlease has landed the UK-wide lot covering the largest projects worth £50m-plus, while Wates has won the lot covering the next tier of projects down, worth between £10m-50m.

Willmott Dixon has bagged two regional lots covering England and Northern Ireland and Wales, while Robertsons has won the Scotland lot - all the regional lots are for projects worth between £2m-20m.

Scape in July last year increased the estimated value of the new version of the four-year framework from £5.5bn to £7bn.

The public procurement body at the time said the £1.5bn uplift in the value of the framework was due to feedback from its public sector clients over the amount of work they expect to tender through the framework. 

Last summer Scape awarded its £350m consultancy framework to Perfect Circle, a joint venture between Pick Everard, Gleeds and Aecom. The Built Environment Consultancy Services framework combined and extended two of Scape’s previous frameworks, the National Asset Management, Surveying & Design Services framework and the National Project Management and Quantity Surveying framework. F+G had held the latter framework.

Scape declined to comment.


LotRegionLot valueProject valueContractor 
1Major Works England & Northern Ireland£1.5bn to £1.75bn£2-20mWillmott Dixon
2Major Works Wales£300m to £500m£2-20mWillmott Dixon
3Major Works Scotland£500m to £750m£2-20mRobertsons
4Major Works UK£1.5bn to £2bn£10-£50mWates
5Principal Works (UK)£1.5bn to £2bn£50m+Lendlease