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Scape Group unveils details of next generation Venture frameworks

  • The frameworks have been created to enable efficient built environment procurement for private companies including; charitable bodies, public sector joint venture (JV) partnerships and housing delivery companies;
  • The Venture offering includes the full range of multidiscipline design services, client advisory, development management and construction, civils and infrastructure services;

Scape Group, the market leader in public sector procurement, has published details of its next generation of the Scape Venture frameworks, the procurement arm of the business focused on supporting public/private partnerships and charitable organisations.

Scape Venture offers clients fully managed frameworks designed to allow privately funded projects to be delivered rapidly, with a robust governance structure and embedding the same socioeconomic benefits that its other frameworks do, supporting local job creation and offering a wide range of community engagement initiatives. The frameworks have been developed to assist local authority owned private companies, charitable bodies, joint venture (JV) partnerships and special purpose vehicles with projects that are privately financed.  

The services that will be offered under the frameworks include full multidisciplinary design consultancy, client advisory services, development management, infrastructure and construction. It has also been designed to support the delivery of projects being undertaken by the privatised elements of public sector organisations, charities, housing organisations including the delivery of new schools which form part of a section 106 agreement.

Scape Venture has already supported a number of high-profile clients to achieve their desired outcomes and maximum social value on a number of projects, including the RSPB Sherwood Forest visitor centre, the National Space Centre and the University of Cambridge Eddington Estate Management Office. The new frameworks take a strengthened approach to responsible procurement, ensuring speed, value for money, inclusive social value and enhanced performance management.

Scape’s delivery partners include a wide range of industry leading businesses and operate across the country, including; Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall, Robertson, Wates, Willmott Dixon, Woodhead Construction and Perfect Circle, the consortium comprising Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM. Each partner has been selected for their expertise and ability to work collaboratively with clients and communities to deliver social value across projects.

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

Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive, comments: “We are tremendously proud of the volume of successful, and high-profile projects that Scape Venture has enabled in recent years by bringing together the very best of public and private procurement expertise.

“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 United Kingdom. The delivery partners we have selected will all be supported by strong local supply chains which will ensure projects are delivered on-time and on-budget, while stimulating local economic growth by keeping the pound local.”

Steve Beechey, Group Strategy Director and Managing Director Government Affairs, Wates Group, comments: “Scape Venture represents a pioneering approach to the procurement of privately funded projects, which has set a new standard in efficiency while incorporating the extensive local economic benefits created by public sector procurement practices. 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.”

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