Scape slashes firms on next generation Venture framework

Aaron Morby 5 years ago

Procurement specialist Scape has cut the number of delivery partners for its next-generation framework tailored for use by public/private partnerships and charities.

The updated Scape Venture fully-managed framework is designed to allow privately funded projects to be delivered rapidly, with a robust governance structure and embedded socioeconomic benefits.

This time it will use just seven firms for consultancy, civil engineering and construction works, down from 13 previously.

Nottingham-based Woodhead Construction featured among the winners picking up two regions: Central and the North West.

While Kier, Interserve, Ashe, Clegg, Tomlinson, Lindum and Jeakins Weir are no longer partners.


Service Project value Areas covered Partner
Consultancy All project values National Perfect Circle
Civil Engineering All project values National Balfour Beatty
Construction Exclusive provider:All project values Scotland Robertson
Construction Exclusive provider:Projects over £7.5m
Non-exclusive provider:Projects up to £7.5m
North England, Wales and Northern Ireland Willmott Dixon
Construction Non-exclusive provider:Projects up to £7.5m North England Woodhead Construction
Construction Exclusive provider:Projects over £7.5m
Non-exclusive provider:Projects up to £7.5m
Central Morgan Sindall
Construction Non-exclusive provider:Projects up to £7.5m Central Woodhead Construction
Construction Exclusive provider:Projects up to £7.5m London and South England Morgan Sindall
Construction Exclusive provider:Projects over £7.5m London and South England Wates

Scape’s delivery partners have been selected for their expertise and ability to work collaboratively with clients and communities to deliver social value across projects.

Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive, said:Our strengthened Scape Venture offering will continue to generate greater value for money and project success for privately-funded projects, while creating significant and measurable social value across the UK."

The frameworks have been developed to assist local authority-owned private companies, charitable bodies, joint venture partnerships and special purpose vehicles with projects that are privately financed.

Steve Beechey, Group Strategy Director at Wates Group, said: “Our re-appointment to Scape Venture recognises our shared values with Scape Group to continually raise standards in the built environment and to deliver exceptional projects that come with an ambitious socioeconomic legacy.”

Previous Scape Venture projects include the RSPB Sherwood Forest visitor centre, the National Space Centre and the University of Cambridge Eddington Estate Management Office. 

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