Local contractors revealed on £750m Midlands construction framework

Company is hoping to take advantage of a boom in construction industry

SCAPE, the public sector procurement authority, has announced the eight contractors that will deliver up to £750m of new investment in the public sector across the Midlands and East of England via its Regional Construction framework.

Jeakins Weir, Stepnell, GF Tomlinson, Lindum Group, Ashe Construction, Conamar, Clegg Construction and R G Carter have been appointed to help local authorities and public sector organisations deliver construction projects up to a value of £7.5m from 26 August 2022.

The new four-year framework will build on SCAPE’s existing Regional Construction framework which has delivered 400 projects over the past four years. During this period, SCAPe says, local spend and labour within 20 miles of each project accounted for 62% and 60% respectively of the framework’s output, with waste reduction from landfill achieving more than 96%.

With an increased value banding of up to £7.5m, the next generation framework will operate under a parallel lotting structure to provide public sector clients with a greater contractor choice before commissioning a project.

The results of the procurement are as follows:

Lot Geography covered: Lot value Project value Organisation
Lot 1 Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire £150m £0 – £7.5m Jeakins Weir
Lot 2 £150m £0 – £7.5m Stepnell
Lot 3 Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland £150m £0 – £7.5m GF Tomlinson
Lot 4 £150m £0 – £7.5m Lindum Group
Lot 5 Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire £37.5m £0 – £7.5m Ashe Construction
Lot 6 £37.5m £0 – £7.5m Conamar
Lot 7 Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough, Suffolk £37.5m £0 – £7.5m Clegg Construction
Lot 8 £37.5m £0 – £7.5m R G Carter

The new £750million framework will be structured into four regions:


John Simons, group procurement director at SCAPE, said: “The next four years represent a pivotal time for public sector construction across the Midlands and East of England to deliver infrastructure that empowers local communities and generates regional economic growth.

“After receiving positive feedback from clients, we’ve enhanced the framework to provide our public sector colleagues with the tools to not only deliver value-driven infrastructure in their areas but support their journey toward a net zero built environment.

“Aligned with SCAPE’s 15-year heritage of empowering local authorities to achieve their infrastructure objectives, the direct award framework is designed to achieve value for money, drive sustainability and deliver a local economic impact on every project.”

Mark Robinson, group chief executive at SCAPE, said:“As we continue to play our part in delivering infrastructure projects across the region that are more sustainable and strengthen local communities, our new framework will help our clients meet their goals and allow local contractors to build long-term relationships to grow their business.

“The addition of a new lifecycle contract form as part of the framework’s ‘net zero ready’ offering is testament to SCAPE’s commitment to supporting clients with energy conservation and the operational efficiency and performance of their assets.

“The new framework will act as a vehicle for contractors to champion greener infrastructure and upskill their teams to be able to deliver on the sustainability ambitions across the Midlands and East of England.”