Construction work starts on first Regional Construction Framework project
The first building project procured through our Regional Construction Framework is now underway in Lincoln.
Our partner, Lindum Group is working with SCAPE to deliver a new arts and drama block at The Priory Academy LSST, a secondary school on Cross O’Cliff Hill, Lincoln. The block will have seven classrooms with some featuring internal partitions that can be opened entirely to double the size of the rooms if needed.
The building will also have a reduced operational carbon output with PV panels included in the roof design.
The client, the Priory Federation of Academies Trust, first used SCAPE four years ago when Lindum sat on the third-generation Regional Construction Framework. Since then, Lindum has delivered 18 projects for the Trust via SCAPE.
Matthew Jones, Lindum Group Framework Manager, said: “Being the first contractor to break ground on the new Regional Construction Framework is a testament to our team’s efficiency and our ability to mobilise the new framework.
“It also shows how the framework can help the public sector get its projects off the ground quickly, and it’s no coincidence that this project is for a client who has used SCAPE to work with us many times before. The framework’s well-established procedures are valued by our repeat clients. They particularly like how it allows them to benefit from early engagement with our designers and construction experts.
We are delighted to be working with our partner, Lindum to deliver the first building project via the Regional Construction framework. The quick mobilisation of the project, alongside early client engagement, demonstrates how the framework and our collaborative working with Lindum will allow us to easily meet client’s priorities and deliver real value successfully.
Group chief executive at SCAPE
The four-generation Regional Construction Framework was launched in August 2022 with an aim to deliver £750 million of public sector building work across the Midlands and East of England over the next four years.
Lindum was among eight contractors to win a place on the framework following a competitive tender process. The company can now deliver projects up to a value of £7.5m in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland via the framework.
Andrew Graves, the Trust’s Capital Projects Manager, said: “The SCAPE framework guarantees high-quality, value-for-money work for every development. We have partnered with Lindum many times and know that we will always receive a first-rate service from start to finish, and an end product which everyone can be proud of for years to come.”
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