What is Scape?

Scape is a leading public sector procurement authority which offers a suite of fully managed frameworks that are available to any public body in the UK. Its direct award frameworks are fully compliant and are designed to accelerate your projects and deliver them to the highest possible standard. Lindum is an approved Scape contractor for projects up to £10m; we would be delighted to talk to you about your upcoming project.



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What are the key benefits?

Using Scape to procure your public sector project has many benefits. Including:

Speed – Its frameworks are already OJEU compliant, meaning you can get up and running quicker.

Certainty – Scape offers market leading cost and time guarantees. Over 130 projects have been delivered in the last four years and 100 per cent were on time and budget. In comparison, tendered public sector schemes are delivered late and/or over budget more than 50% of the time (ref Glenigans)..

Expert advice – Free feasibility reports provide clients with upfront advice on cost, time and risk

Accountability – Lindum assesses each contract via 22 key performance indicators. Scape’s bi-annual audits ensure that Lindum up-hold our framework commitments.

Ease of use – The framework provides a one-stop-shop for all pre-construction and delivery activities: There is no requirement for client project management.

Value for money – Added social value and economic benefit are built into the frameworks.

Risks management – Risks are assessed and reduced throughout the pre-construction process: Open-book and collaborative sub-contractor tender process ensures clients’ needs are considered throughout.

Client satisfaction questionnaires are issued at the end of pre-construction and delivery stages, allowing you to score your experience.

Framework tender process

Lindum spent 12 months tendering to be part of the Scape framework. We were competing against other main contractors and won our place by offering best value to Scape and partnering authorities. The process means that Scape project costs are amongst the most competitive in the market. As well as pre-defined and competitive overhead and profit percentages, all project costs are market-tested.


How does it work in practice..

There are five principal stages: Inception, Feasibility, Pre-construction, Construction, Post-construction. Life Cycle is an additional optional phase


From initial contact, we look to understand your priorities and success criteria, and develop a brief with you. Together we identify the project stakeholders and agree a communications plan to ensure everyone is involved that needs to be. Through discussion we will explore what ‘value’ means for your project and this will be informed by an overview of market conditions. Best of all this is a free service!


Lindum will produce an initial Feasibility Report that will include key project considerations such as budget costs for surveys & design, lead times to start on site, budget costs for construction works, duration on site, advice on risk / contingency allowances by using our extensive in-house construction expertise. Feasibility is also a free service. As client you will not make any financial or contractual commitment at this stage, and it should help you establish what is possible with your time and budget.


If our Feasibility Report aligns with your budget and programme requirements, we will enter into a Pre-construction contract that allows us to arrange the necessary surveys & design work we need in order for us to market test our initial budget costs. This will only require you to make a financial and contractual commitment to the value of the pre-construction activities (surveys & design), not the full value of construction works.

Once we have the surveys completed and the designs developed, we will then undertake a competitive tendering process for each of the supply-chain works packages and will produce a tender comparison document that allows us to work with you, in an open-book and collaborative way to select the most appropriate sub-contractors. The selected sub-contract quotations will be combined with our people costs to provide you with a robust fixed price for Delivery.


Assuming that we have been able to price the works in line with your budget and specification, only then do we require a financial and contractual commitment for the value of the construction works. This contract is usually based on a fixed price to give reassurance that we will not exceed your budget, but will also have some task specific risk items / contingency allowances that further protect your position, resulting in no financial or programme surprises.


We understand the needs of our clients. We know how important it is to complete our work to a zero defects standard before handing the building or rooms over for use. We also recognise the need for staff and building users to be trained on how to get the most from their new space. We therefore offer a soft-landing where each of the specialist supply-chain partners will take the time to demonstrate how to operate and maintain your new electrical installations, plumbing systems and new equipment. For any unforeseen issues that arise after handover we also commit a site manager to your project for 2 weeks after completion so we can react quickly to manage the situation.

Life Cycle

The Life Cycle Agreement is a new contract option where the operational performance
of a building in use is one of the critical drivers for success and you would like to make this a contractual responsibility. Lindum offers this option for new build projects where we have managed the design. From Feasibility, we would work with you to agree the operational indicators that would be used to measure the building’s operational performance on completion.


Market tested build costs

Lindum will undertake an open-book competitive tendering process for all of the sub-contract work packages and will provide at least 3 quotations on each that will allow us to demonstrate best value. Using our expertise and experience we will work with you and your stakeholders to validate that the supply-chain quotations align with our design and specification, providing you with a stress-free way to market test the works with the added assurance of our involvement. You also have the confidence knowing that the process is OJEU compliant.

Finding out more

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Scape news

‘Ground-cutting’ marks start of project to bring new homes to South Kesteven

Work has begun on a South Kesteven District Council building project to provide 20 new properties for those most in need of somewhere to live. The new homes will be delivered by local construction company Lindum Group and will consist of one and two-bedroom affordable apartments for rent. They will be part built on derelict […]

Nottingham’s summer of school work

As the summer holidays start the tourism boom for holiday makers and coastal towns, so too does it bring one of the busiest times for local construction company Lindum Group. With Nottingham’s schools empty of students and teachers, it provided the ideal time to carry out some important repair and refurbishment work without disruption to […]

Grand opening of landmark housing for over 55s in Lincoln

Lindum Group has completed construction of 24 apartments in Lincoln for people aged 55 and over. LACE Housing, a non-profit making housing association specialising in homes for older people, has opened the doors to its newest development. HM The Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Toby Dennis, officially opened LACE Housing’s Roman Gate Court on Tuesday 5 September. […]

University of Lincoln opens new flagship offices on Riseholme Park Campus after renovation

A landmark building on the outskirts of Lincoln has been transformed into a modern office space designed specifically for a ‘post-pandemic’ hybrid workforce. Lawress Hall, on the University of Lincoln’s 220-hectare Riseholme Park Campus, has undergone a multi-million pound renovation by Lindum Group and is now providing a dedicated, flexible new office environment for hundreds […]

Lindum Group begins work on new flagship office space for the University of Lincoln

Work has begun on the refurbishment of the previous HMRC building, Lawress Hall, to convert it into a major new office space for the University of Lincoln. Lindum Group is currently working on the internal strip out, which includes removing the electrics to ensure the fabrics of the building do not get damaged during the […]

School building project heralds start of new construction framework

The first building project to start on site after being procured through a new multi-million-pound construction framework is under way in Lincoln. Lindum Group has commenced work on a scheme which was commissioned using the latest SCAPE Regional Construction framework (RCf). The RCf was launched in August to deliver £750 million of public sector building […]

Breakfast seminar to toast framework opportunities

The benefits of working on projects delivered through the new SCAPE Regional Construction framework was explained to consultants at a breakfast seminar today. More than 40 people gathered at the Lindum Business Park in North Hykeham to hear about opportunities afforded by the new four-year deal. Lindum, which was announced as an approved SCAPE delivery […]

Lindum appointed to new SCAPE public sector construction framework

Lindum Group has won a place on a new construction framework, meaning it can work directly with more clients to deliver a broad range of building projects along with extra economic value and greater environmental benefits. Procurement company SCAPE has today announced the eight contractors that will deliver up to £750million of investment in the […]

Lindum’s ‘Platinum’ service is recognised

Lindum Group has been recognised for its excellent delivery of public sector construction projects. The company is the first contractor to achieve a Platinum rating on work delivered through the Scape Regional Construction framework. It comes after Scape measured Lindum’s work against 21 key performance indicators, including factors such as finishing on time, keeping within […]

New homes built on site of derelict community building

Lindum has completed construction of five new affordable homes at Swift Gardens on behalf of City of Lincoln Council. Work on the two-bed, four-person family homes started at in February with the demolition of the old Markham House building. Now they are complete, they will be let by the council at an affordable price and […]

Work completed on University Centre in Grantham

Work to create a University Centre to deliver higher education and skills training in Grantham is now complete.
Degrees, high-level apprenticeships, diplomas and short courses will be delivered from the new 9,000 sq ft building, which sits above the cinema complex on St Peter’s Hill.

Fit out underway at University Centre SK

Lindum has started work on the internal fit out of a new University Centre above the Savoy cinema in Grantham. A site team from Lindum’s Peterborough office is carrying out the work for South Kesteven District Council. Once complete, the 9,000 sq ft building will provide classrooms, breakout space and seminar rooms. It will offer […]

Lindum delivers best-in-class projects for Nottingham City school children.

Lindum has carried out a raft of improvements at schools across Nottingham as part of the city council’s Education Improvement Programme. Work has been completed at four schools and included the upgrade of old roofs, installation of new windows and the reconfiguration of existing buildings.All of the work was delivered via the Scape Regional Construction […]

Lindum “˜privileged’ to be working on new Nottinghamshire war memorial

Lindum is honoured to be building a new memorial to 14,000 Nottinghamshire people who lost their lives during the First World War. The £350,000 structure is to be installed in the Memorial Gardens on Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment and will feature the names of every one of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians who died in […]

Work on town police station heralds start of new construction framework

  Lindum Group is delighted to begin construction work on a new home for Nottinghamshire Police. The force is moving in with Bassetlaw District Council as part of a local restructure in the town of Worksop. The move, which will see police share Queen’s Buildings with the council, is designed to save money while increasing […]