Scape Group

£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

Arc-Tech provides essential assistance for Mackintosh Hill House restoration

Regarded as a domestic masterpiece for Scottish architecture, the 1904 Charles Rennie Mackintosh Hill House has been saved thanks to the innovative ‘Box’ that has been constructed by Robertson Construction and the fundraising efforts of the National Trust for Scotland.

Published 19 November 2019

Construction pulls off ‘Houdini-like turnaround’

Output in the UK construction sector increased by 0.6% during the third quarter of the year following months of flat or falling figures, the latest Office for National Statistics report has shown.

Published 11 November 2019

ONS: Monthly construction output shows minimal growth

Construction output increased by 0.2% in August compared to the previous month as a rise of 1.1% in repair and maintenance was only slightly offset by a fall in new work of 0.2%.

Published 10 October 2019

Robertson begins work on new £2.5m Dundee nursery

Work is now under way on a new nursery in Dundee which will cater for more than 170 children from next year.

Published 7 October 2019