Lovell anticipating increased public sector demand from SCAPE framework
Housebuilder Lovell said today it is set for a key role in delivering social and public sector housing in Scotland after its parent company Morgan Sindall Construction was successful in continuing as a partner on a £5 billion procurement framework.
The company is anticipating increased demand for its housing in Scotland with Morgan Sindall the only successful contractor on the Scottish SCAPE framework with a current partnership housing division.
The Scottish Government has set an ambitious target of building 100,000 more affordable homes by 2032, at least 70% for social rent. Having worked in partnership alongside local authorities, housing associations and other partners in Scotland for 50 years, Lovell hopes its record of partnership put it in a unique position to meet those targets.
Morgan Sindall Construction was selected for the SCAPE Construction frameworks across England, Wales and Scotland, with a cumulative value of £5bn. In Scotland, the company was selected for a further two lots, for works up to £7.5 million and for any projects more than £7.5m.
The SCAPE Construction frameworks will operate for four years and provide public sector organisations in Scotland with accelerated direct access to Lovell as a principal contractor in Scotland.
Sarah Freel, partnerships manager for Lovell in Scotland, said: “We are delighted Morgan Sindall been appointed by SCAPE Scotland as their partner on this important national framework. We hope this will put Lovell at the vanguard of delivering new public sector housing in Scotland.
“We understand what SCAPE Scotland seeks to achieve and are fully aligned in our commitments to enhancing the communities in which we work, encouraging future generations into the industry by nurturing an increasingly diverse talent pool, and working together to achieve Net Zero carbon.
“In recent years we have worked with partners in the public and third sector across Scotland. As the only contractor on the Scottish SCAPE framework with a housing division, we hope to significantly grow our activity in Scotland to help meet government targets for affordable homes.”
Lillian McDowall, senior business manager for SCAPE Scotland, added: “Delivering high-quality projects, while working collaboratively to achieve sustainable communities is something our new frameworks are designed to do and we look forward to working with Lovell to help the Scottish Government achieve their ambitious housing targets.
“SCAPE Scotland’s ethos is about improving the built environment for the communities who work and live there, so we’re looking forward to working with local authorities to deliver high-quality housing with Lovell to meet the increasing demand.”