Willmott Dixon has seen off stiff competition from Kier to win a four-year £350m council-controlled national framework for the second time in a row

The Scape framework is unusual in that it consists of only one firm. That firm acts as the delivery partner for local authorities’ new-build and refurbishment projects worth between £2m and £30m.

John Frankiewicz, Willmott Dixon’s chief executive, said: “Winning the Scape National Framework for a second time is a tremendous achievement. With public sector spending set to be squeezed over the coming years, we believe the efficiency gains through Scape will be important in making local government spending go further.”

The previous Scape National framework enabled Willmott Dixon to develop long-term partnerships with councils and other public sector bodies.

Mark Robinson, Scape’s chief executive, added: “This has been a very demanding procurement exercise. Willmott Dixon provided us with an exceptional offering that our clients will be able to take advantage of.”

Miller, Vinci, Mansell, and Interserve were also shortlisted for the framework.