Construction Industry Update – August 2021

Renewal race for Scape £750m Eastern region framework

The next-gen framework, worth £750m over four years, introduces a parallel plotting structure to give clients the option to engage early with two contractors before awarding a project.

The new framework has been structured into 4 regions:

Lot 1 & 2 – Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire.

Lot 3 & 4 – Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland.

Lot 5 & 6 – Peterborough, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk.

Lot 7 & 8 – Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex.


Subcontractors & suppliers wanted for £1bn prison programme

Subcontractors and suppliers are now being invited to express interest in winning work on the Ministry of Justice’s £1bn New Prisons Programme.

ISG, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, and Wates have been appointed to build four new adult male prisons across England.

The firms are working with Constructionline to start building a supply chain for the massive programme of work.

You must express your interest before the deadline of 20 August 2021.


Materials and labour shortages halt construction recovery

Material price rises and shortages have been blamed for a fall in construction output for the third consecutive month.

Government figures show the pandemic bounce back has run out of steam, mainly due to falling in repair and maintenance and private housing new work.

Monthly construction output fell by 1.3% in June, this drop dragged industry output below the February pre-pandemic high watermark.


 Leeds City Council looking for civil firms

Leeds City Council is on the hunt for contractors to deliver medium-sized civil engineering projects under a new framework.

The work covers the provision of various types of highway and civil engineering works valued between £2m – £7m.

Projects will primarily be located within the Leeds district. Work will be instructed on an as and when basis over four years from February 2022 to January 2026.


Sustainable aggregate production underway at Adswood

Adswood Recycling Centre is currently in a 4-week crushing campaign. All recycled aggregates are produced on-site in accordance with WRAP Protocol.

The following materials are available for collection of delivery:

Recycled 6F5

Recycled 10mm Pipe Bedding

Recycled 20m Pipe Bedding

Recycled Fill Sand

The recycling centre can accept clean hardcore free of charge to allow for aggregate production

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