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Stepnell celebrates first SCAPE project win


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SCAPE partner, Stepnell has announced its first project win through our Regional Construction Framework.

The new £1.27m scheme will see the complete construction partner undertake a variety of improvements for Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust in Northamptonshire - starting with a waiting area and adjoining landscaped garden for breast cancer patients.

Stepnell has committed to prioritise waste reduction of 0.032 tonnes per m2 and with a focus on social value, committed to building back into the region by allocating a minimum of 50% local labour and 60% local project spend within a 30-mile radius of the scheme.

Furthermore, targets have been set to ensure that a minimum 40% social economic value is added through the project. Part of the project spend will also be allocated to local social enterprises and Stepnell will be employing a minimum of one apprentice to help provide skills and employment opportunities in the area.

Stepnell is one of eight firms to have secured a place on the SCAPE Regional Construction Framework earlier this year, which expects to deliver up to £750m of public sector investment across the East of England and the Midlands. The project with KGH is the first milestone towards significant growth opportunities for Stepnell over the next four years.

The NHS and healthcare system is currently facing significant challenges, and schemes like these are vital for improving facilities and care for patients. Therefore, we are delighted to be supporting Stepnell on its first SCAPE project via the Regional Construction Framework, helping to accelerate the project forward and deliver better services for the local community.

Mark Robinson, group chief executive at SCAPE

Christian White, SCAPE framework manager at Stepnell, said: “We are proud to have been successful in winning our first SCAPE Regional Construction Framework project. Standards are extremely high, but we are always committed to delivering against stringent project requirements. We are looking forward to working on this and future SCAPE projects, which will continue to utilise local and national supply chains, sustainable solutions, high social value and collaboration to deliver projects that engage with the community and are both on time and on budget.”

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