SCAPE 5th generation Construction Framework – One Year On

Leanne Day, our national SCAPE framework manager shares our successes from the latest in our 16-year working relationship.

In August 2021 we were appointed to the 5th generation of the SCAPE Construction framework. A framework we have been part of since it's inception and one that has seen us deliver more than 575 projects to public sector customers. Leanne shares some of her standout moments from the latest in our 16 year relationship below:

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Celebrating the completion of Rose Hill, a new headquarters for Merseyside Police in Liverpool

More than 75% repeat business

Over the past 12 months, we have completed 25 SCAPE projects and have another 38 in progress. We are proud with how we have commenced the SCAPE 5th generation Construction Framework, helping new and existing customers with their brilliant schemes. Impressively, 75% of our work is repeat business, which shows the importance of delivering outstanding customer satisfaction as we strive to be their partner for growth.

More than just building

Our Trainee of the Year awards are important to SCAPE as well as us, and we have valued having SCAPE involved to pick their Trainee of the Year on an annual basis. The awards help to showcase outstanding achievement, as well as ensuring both Willmott Dixon and SCAPE’s values are embedded within the next generation of construction leaders.

A standout moment for me has been Sophia Barnes’ work with Women's Aid to help empower domestic abuse survivors. Emily Palmer is also doing a great job by championing the importance of good mental health, through changing the tools and support we offer to the whole business, ensuring our teams have the best support necessary and channels to use.

Ensuring safe environments

Working alongside SCAPE and the GLA (Gangmasters and the Labour Abuse Authority), we have made some significant changes with regards to our ethical labour practices. Jointly, the companies are involved in audits across supply chain partners and have developed new training materials to eradicate unethical labour practice, such as working with gang members.

Delivering brilliant buildings to delighted customers

Within the past 12 months we have handed over a host of brilliant projects that have been procured via the SCAPE framework. These have included 47 homes at Queens Drive Phase 1A, new transport facilities in the heart of Stevenage, a new control centre for Humberside Police and a CAT B fit out of Edmonton Library.

All of these projects were delivered using the SCAPE 4 framework, where we could be directly awarded projects up to £20m. SCAPE 5 has different rules, giving us licence to contract larger projects of up to £75m, helping our customers to progress with larger scale estate planning, and sharing pipelines of work, which is a key ethos of the Construction Playbook.

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Queens Drive Phase 1A


Stevenage Interchange

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Edmonton Library

Showcasing what we do best

As lockdown rules were removed, we have been delighted to host SCAPE at many of our sites, allowing them to see our work in action.

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A tour of Wolverhampton Civic Hall

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A look around Luton and Dunstable Hospital

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A trip to the Wool Market in Doncaster, the place we describe as a city of dreams

The future’s bright

We have had another great year with SCAPE and looking forward, there is further opportunity. One key area is to help our customers with the decarbonisation of their estates, and I look forward to our service launching this autumn. Our Development Solutions team is also playing a key role with SCAPE customers, helping them to access funding and provide specialist advice. We are already seeing a rise in opportunities through the work of the team.