Contractor wins sole contractor on Scape’s £133m East Midlands Property Alliance (EMPA) provincial framework


Wates has won the sole contractor role on Scape’s £133m East Midlands Property Alliance (EMPA) provincial framework.

Scape’s regional framework came up for renewal after the previous four-year framework expired.

The previous framework had three contractors - Kier, Willmott Dixon and Wates - but now Wates has been appointed to the role of sole contractor on the new framework.

The framework covers small to medium-sized projects between £500,000 and £7.5m and is worth up to £133m over four years.

Phil Harrison, managing director, Wates Construction Midlands and North, said: “Since our appointment to the empa Intermediate framework in 2009, we have delivered a range of works across the region and we have worked in partnership with Scape to ensure this work has brought with it a boost to the regional economy through local subcontractor engagement.

“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Scape to provide public sector clients with true value for money.”

Head of EMPA Alan Coole said: “We are also committed to using a high percentage of local contractors and suppliers in the vicinity of each project, maximising local spend and reinvesting in the local economy.”