£4bn utilities infrastructure framework unveiled


McLaughlin & Harvey, RJ McLeod, and Kier have all been appointed to a four-year utilities infrastructure frameworks package, with a total value of £4 billion. 

Credit: SCAPE.

The new Utilities Works and Services frameworks, by SCAPE, will enable the delivery of energy, transport and water projects and programmes across a variety of sectors throughout the UK. 

Kier and McLaughlin & Harvey (M&H) will lead projects worth £3 billion in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, while in Scotland RJ McLeod and M&H will deliver a separate framework worth £1 billion. 

The programmes will run for four years, with an option to extend for a further four. 

Some project areas will include docks, ports and harbours, rail and metros, aviation, water, renewables, energy and telecommunications. 

Sustainability and social value initiatives will underpin each project, said SCAPE.  

Chris Boyle, framework director at McLaughlin & Harvey, said: “We look forward to working with SCAPE and the utility providers to deliver exceptional projects. This framework offers the opportunity to provide utility companies and their customers real value for money in project delivery whilst also providing economic and social benefits for local communities across the United Kingdom.” 

Jamie Corser, business development manager at RJ McLeod, added: “As a Scottish headquartered civil engineering company, it’s great that RJ McLeod is a partner on the SCAPE Scotland Utilities Works and Services framework. With our track record of delivery in Scotland dating back over 70 years, combined with us being very much a client and project focussed company, we are confident that we can offer real value to clients.” 

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