Collaborative construction for thriving communities
Supporting the delivery of high-quality, sustainable capital projects for public authorities across the South of England
Southern Construction Framework Project summary
Devon County Council and Hampshire County Council
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Since 2006 the Southern Construction Framework (SCF) has delivered over 40 capital projects each year, transforming communities across Greater London, the South East and South West.
Presided over by Hampshire County Council and Devon County Council, the framework supports public sector organisations to deliver high-quality major construction projects efficiently, cost-effectively and with added social value.
To date, the framework, which offers a unique approach in how projects are awarded, has realised £127m of savings, had zero contract disputes, averaged projects within 1% of the contract sum and achieved safety performance at a third of the national average.
Mace has been part of the framework since its inception; appointed to deliver theatres, research and police facilities, schools and hospitals that have helped communities to thrive. Building on the success of the framework’s previous three generations, Mace was reappointed in 2019 for a further four years.
Our involvement has seen us deliver significant value and cost savings by utilising industry relationships, introducing standardised competencies and influencing design changes. In the interest of supporting our industry to raise the quality of its output, ‘we have led a contractor working group and developed a set of standards and working practices which are now being used by all contractors across the framework.