Scape Group

Strong June pushes construction PMI to 24-year high

The recovery in UK construction output gained further momentum during June, according to the latest PMI data which saw overall activity expand at the fastest pace since June 1997.

Published 6 July 2021

Two appointments made to senior team at SCAPE

Public sector procurement authority SCAPE has made two additions to its senior team as it continues to strengthen its support for public sector built environment projects across the UK.

Published 16 June 2021

Purchasing managers report strongest construction expansion since September 2014

Output growth in the UK construction sector reaching its strongest since September 2014, according to new data.

Published 4 June 2021

Work starts on Edinburgh affordable homes

The City of Edinburgh Council’s affordable housebuilding programme continues apace with construction starting today on a further 49 new affordable and energy efficient homes for Dumbryden Gardens in Wester Hailes. 

Published 25 May 2021

Lillian McDowall to help SCAPE Scotland boost public sector construction plans

Public sector procurement authority SCAPE Scotland has appointed Lillian McDowall as senior relationship manager to help support the nation's economic recovery and help the Scottish public sector meet its net zero target.

Published 6 May 2021

Construction output records highest monthly growth since September 2020

Output in the UK construction sector has recorded the highest monthly growth in all work since September 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 13 April 2021

Robertson completes University of Edinburgh's Advanced Computing Facility extension

Edinburgh’s drive to become the Data Capital of Europe has moved a step closer after Robertson Construction recently completed the new building to house the Edinburgh International Data Facility (EIDF). 

Published 23 February 2021

SCAPE unveils winners of £1bn specialist consultancy frameworks

Faithful+Gould, Arup and Triskelion (Arcadis, Sweco and Fairhurst) have secured places on the SCAPE Scotland Consultancy framework.

Published 18 December 2020

Scottish property industry 'must do more' to improve perception among communities

The property industry must do more to demonstrate the positive impact of construction projects on communities across Scotland, according to new research by public sector procurement authority SCAPE Scotland.

Published 8 December 2020

£2bn framework to help public sector to drive Scotland’s economic recovery

Scape Procure Scotland has today launched a new framework valued at £2 billion as part of a redesigned construction framework suite which aims to provide direct support to the local economy and Scotland’s green recovery.

Published 21 July 2020

Construction rebounds in June as site reopenings gather pace

The phased return of work on construction sites across the UK resulted in a sharp turnaround in the performance of the sector last month with the fastest rise in activity for nearly two years.

Published 6 July 2020

Sector sceptical over PM’s £5bn construction plan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out the UK Government’s intention to build its way out of the coronavirus economic downturn with a £5 billion capital investment plan but has once again delayed the publication of a revised National Infrastructure Strategy.

Published 30 June 2020

Construction buyers report activity collapse of ‘historic proportions’

Construction activity suffered a substantial weakening in April as coronavirus-related restrictions increasingly hampered activity and construction sites were closed.

Published 6 May 2020

Scape Group launches Learning in Lockdown programme

Experts from across the built environment and education sectors have joined forces to launch a UK-first fully accredited virtual work experience programme.

Published 21 April 2020

Scape Group to extend frameworks to support sector

Procurement specialist Scape Group has announced a series of measures to support delivery partners and clients during the COVID19 pandemic including extending its Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework by three months and National Construction Framework by four months.

Published 16 April 2020