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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

ONS confirms construction’s pre-virus decline

The UK construction industry suffered a sharp fall in output even before the coronavirus lockdown took hold of the sector, new data published today from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed.

Published 9 April 2020

Building sector responds to General Election result

Trade bodies from across the construction sector have been reacting to the Conservatives winning an overall majority after yesterday’s UK General Election.

Published 13 December 2019

October sees 2.3% fall in construction output

Construction output recorded its largest monthly fall since January 2018 as it decreased by 2.3% in October 2019.

Published 10 December 2019

Dundee to approve Waterfront Place and flood protection tenders

Councillors are being asked to approve multi-million-pound tenders for a key part of the redevelopment of Dundee Waterfront and a flood protection scheme in Broughty Ferry.

Published 3 December 2019

Scape Group adds place shaping element to £1bn consultancy frameworks

Public sector procurement specialist Scape Group has introduced a new focus on Place Shaping to its upcoming £1 billion specialist consultancy frameworks.

Published 19 November 2019