Procurement organisation says £1.1bn-worth of work is now underway across the country

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Scape has launched the first pipeline of its £7bn national construction framework, with £1.1bn of work underway.

Building exclusively revealed in March that Willmott Dixon, Lendlease, Wates and Robertsons had bagged the five lots covered by the works framework, which kicked off six months ago.

Major schemes so far confirmed include Liverpool City Council’s Venmore Dementia Hub in Anfield and the refurbishment of Bolton’s Octagon Theatre, both led by Willmott Dixon, and 55 new affordable homes as part of the regeneration of Raploch for Stirling City Council, led by Robertson.

The new framework replaces Scape’s previous major works agreement, which has been held solely by Willmott Dixon and ended in May this year. The current contract is scheduled to conclude in 2021.

Victoria Brambini, managing director of Scape Procure, said the Scape National Construction framework had added depth and breadth to its national offer, “including a greater presence than ever before in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland”.

“Such a strong pipeline of projects as we complete mobilisation is a real vote of confidence in our approach and the value our frameworks deliver for the public sector.

“More than ever before, public sector organisations are focused not just on value for money, but on the need to embrace social value delivery across their estate.”

Brambini added that by using the local supply chain, Scape’s frameworks “ensure the benefits of public investment are maximised within local economies, while the creation of 20,000 new apprenticeships will deliver a long-term investment in people and a permanent legacy for local communities”.

LotRegionLot valueProject valueContractor


Major Works England & Northern Ireland

£1.5 to £1.75bn


Willmott Dixon


Major Works Wales  

£300 to £500m


Willmott Dixon


Major Works Scotland  

£500 to £750m




Major Works UK   

£1.5 to £2bn




Principal Works (UK)

£1.5 to £2bn