Chris Ames 28 September 2022

Balfour Beatty appointed as sole contractor to £4bn framework

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International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has been appointed as the sole contractor to two SCAPE civil engineering frameworks worth a combined total of £4bn.

The SCAPE Civil Engineering framework, covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is worth up to £3.25bn, while the SCAPE Scotland Civil Engineering framework, covering the entirety of Scotland is worth £750m, respectively.

Both frameworks – which enable local authorities and other public sector bodies to commission works through a procurement process that provides a quick route to market – cover a period of four years, with an option for a two-year extension.

Group chief executive Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty, said: ‘Our unique end-to-end Group capabilities position us perfectly to deliver the wide variety of public sector projects that are expected to come to market in the coming years.

‘With a long-standing history of successful delivery through the SCAPE Group frameworks, we now look forward to continuing on this positive trajectory; working with our customers to drive forward innovative, sustainable projects across the length and breadth of the UK.’

Balfour Beatty said will continue to work with UK local authorities, government agencies and other public sector bodies to deliver projects across multiple sectors including local highways, public realm, defence and marine, with the first schemes expected to be awarded from early 2023.

It added that by utilising early contractor engagement, it will ensure that the best value design solutions are in place, driving efficiencies and helping to transform local communities and support both regional and national economic growth.

Balfour Beatty was first appointed to the original SCAPE National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework in 2015 and since then has delivered or is delivering over 285 projects for 96 public sector customers, worth a combined value of over £3bn across the UK.

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