Introducing Scape Venture

Scape Venture is a fully managed framework designed to ensure that your privately funded project will deliver a positive impact within your community. The framework provides a responsible procurement experience that delivers speed, value for money, inclusive social value and enhanced performance management by blending the very best of public and private sector expertise. Scape Venture is a subsidiary of Scape Group, the market leader in public sector procurement (scapegroup.co.uk). Over the last 10 years, Scape Group has successfully delivered more than 12,000 projects for over 600 public sector clients with a total combined value of over £4.5bn. Woodhead Group first joined Scape frameworks in 2003, since then we have delivered over 1,800 projects for over 50 clients including the UK’s first Scape Venture project, the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre (read our project case study). During this time, we have delivered exceptional social value on the most recent Scape framework:

  • Created 182 new jobs
  • Provided 162 work experience placements
  • Facilitated 9 apprenticeships

Who can use Scape Venture?

Scape Venture is designed to deliver a high-level of performance for private companies including local authority owned private companies, charities and joint venture partnerships to deliver projects in the built environment. Organisations must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 50% or less public financed (unless acting purely commercially).
  • 50% or less public administered/ managed/ supervised (unless acting purely commercially).
  • Public part cannot have a casting vote on decisions (unless acting purely commercially).
Please note: this is a guide only. Clients should seek independent advice to confirm their specific circumstances or contact our team.

Sectors and Success Stories

The Scape Venture framework is a particularly a good fit for visitor attractions, housing for market sale and projects in the education sector, as demonstrated by two successful projects led by our teams:

The stories behind the silverware

Find out what made these projects truly special: Click here to read Behind the Silverware Part 1

The Best of the Best - CCS Ultra Site Status:

As a Considerate Construction Scheme Ultra Site, the National Space Centre Launch Pad project was already held to some of the highest standards in the industry. At the CCS National Ultra Site Awards 2019, the project was named as one of the best of the best, winning the Community Engagement and Client Recognition awards. Find out more here.

Areas

The Scape Venture framework is split into geographic regions, and value bands. Woodhead operates in the following areas:

Framework Benefits

Scape Venture provides a responsible procurement experience that delivers speed, value for money, inclusive social value and performance management. There are many benefits of using Scape Venture, which include:

  • Certainty, speed and efficiency facilitated through the delivery of defined, simple processes
  • Tried and tested model that has delivered a wide variety of projects consistently on time, budget and quality
  • Value for money through fixed main contractor fees and costs
  • All works packages are 100% market tested
  • Early contractor involvement securing buildability advice into the design and enabling quicker commencement of works
  • Collaborative, reduced-risk partnership approach proven to secure optimum results
  • Measure social, environmental and economic impact on every project
  • Performance management and continuous improvement to ensure successful delivery and quality
  • Independent client support from inception to completion and beyond

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#TeamScape - The Scape Group Family

Our place on the Scape Venture framework opens access to a collaborative pool of built environment professionals committed to delivering excellence in consultancy, project management and architecture through Lungfish, Arc Partnership and Perfect Circle.

Lungfish

An innovative, award-winning architectural practice focused on client outcomes. Experts in public buildings and specialists in education, Lungfish Architects create purposeful, elegant and sustainable buildings that involve and inspire the people who use them. Click here to read more about Lungfish

Perfect Circle

Perfect Circle is a joint venture formed by Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM, set up to realise value and opportunity for public authorities, Scape and communities across the UK. Perfect Circle has the influence, scalability and expertise to make a significant and positive contribution towards shaping the built environment and exerting a positive influence on the issues affecting the public sector. Their experienced design team who have an understanding of creating quality places that people want to spend time in, spaces that are inspiring, sustainable and welcoming. The full range of services provided by Perfect Circle through Scape’s National Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework, and Scape Venture Consultancy framework includes:

  • Asset Management
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Architecture
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Civil and Highways Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Building Surveying
  • Commercial Surveying
  • Health and Safety Consultancy
  • Facilities Management Consultancy
  • Sustainability and Energy Consultancy

Arc Partnership

Arc Partnership is a Joint Venture between Nottinghamshire County Council and Scape Group, providing services from inception and brief through to handover and beyond; including property design and delivery, programme management and planned and reactive maintenance. Bringing together an expert team from across the public and private sectors, they’ve delivered over 1,000 projects – from small refurbishments to a new 900-place school – with a combined value of over £116m. Working together with clients, partners and contractors, they deliver projects that make a positive impact on communities; creating smart, sustainable places, designed to meet the evolving needs of UK communities, long into the future. Click here to read more about Arc Partnership