Three East Midlands contractors appointed to £750m framework

SCAPE has appointed Stepnell, GF Tomlinson and Jeakins Weir to its new construction framework

SCAPE has appointed three East Midlands contractors to its new regional construction framework.

The public sector procurement authority has made GF Tomlinson, Stepnell and Jeakins Weir approved partners on the four-year framework, which will deliver up to £750m of community-focussed construction projects.

GF Tomlinson and Jeakins Weir have been appointed to lot 3 of the framework, which covers projects in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland, while Stepnell takes its place on lot 2, which covers the North East Midlands.

Chris Flint, managing director at Derby-headquartered G F Tomlinson, said: “We are thrilled to have been appointed to the framework, continuing our long association and success with Scape. The framework allows us to continually focus on delivering high quality, value for money projects across the Midlands, ensuring social and sustainable values are considered to support the local communities.

“In addition to providing communities with the prospect of job opportunities and apprenticeships, the framework has agreed to a ‘net-zero ready’ lifecycle, assisting communities in achieving their net-zero ambitions as an effective response to the current climate emergency.

“We are extremely proud of the work already undertaken within this framework and cannot wait to continue to raise the bar and deliver tangible benefits to our clients and the wider community.”

Stepnell operates across the Midlands from its bases in Nottingham and Rugby.

Joint managing director Tom Wakeford said: “Our extensive experience and expertise as a complete construction partner, with a strong focus on delivering sustainable projects with high social value, aligns completely with SCAPE’s mission and purpose. We are therefore phenomenally proud of this successful bid and to be a part of team SCAPE.

“This achievement reflects not only Stepnell’s clear capabilities as an added value construction partner, but also the hard work and skill of our people at Stepnell, who I wish to thank for making this possible. Together as a business, we look forward to adding real value to projects through the SCAPE Regional Construction framework in the coming years.”

Alistair Weir, managing director at Northamptonshire-based Jeakins Weir, added: “We are delighted to have won this regional framework agreement. SCAPE helps improve the procurement and delivery of construction projects for public sector bodies saving time and money for them and in turn for council taxpayers. Jeakins Weir was selected by SCAPE for our focus on social value and for our extensive local knowledge and demonstrable experience of working collaboratively to deliver a range of public sector projects.”

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