Scotland Excel

Scottish SMEs secure place on £18m-a-year demolition contract

Twenty-three Scottish SMEs are set to benefit from an £18 million-a-year contract to offer demolition and deconstruction services to all local authorities and housing associations.

Published 6 August 2020

Trade body calls for use of project bank accounts on new housing framework

A Scottish trade body has urged Scotland Excel to insist on the use of project bank accounts (PBAs) for its new £1.5 billion social housing construction framework.

Published 8 November 2019

Jenny Bowles: Building social value in construction

Rounding off a fortnight of reporting following Scotland Excel’s ‘Accelerating Delivery of Affordable New Homes’ conference, category manager Jenny Bowles highlights the potential for generating social value in construction.

Published 18 October 2019

Expert procurement support for Scotland’s housing associations

Scotland Excel recently completed a two-year Scottish Government-funded project, which explored and benchmarked how housing associations procure goods and services.

Published 17 October 2019

Animation brings Scotland Excel framework to life

A film to showcase Scotland Excel’s New Build Residential Construction framework was given its premiere at the organisation’s ‘Accelerating the Delivery of Affordable New Homes’ conference in Edinburgh last week.

Published 15 October 2019

Gemma Syme: Developing the skills pipeline

Gemma Syme, senior HR and recruitment adviser at CMS Windows, discusses the company’s progressive approach to training and apprenticeships.

Published 14 October 2019

Conference explores opportunities for accelerating the delivery of affordable new homes

Delegates from local authorities, housing associations and construction contractors will come together next week in Edinburgh to look at key topics relating to the construction of social housing across Scotland.  

Published 14 October 2019

David Rennie: Opening and operating Project Bank Accounts

David Rennie, relationship director, public sector & higher education Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, outlines the benefits of Project Bank Accounts in streamlining payments. 

Published 11 October 2019

Sarah Lewis: Affordable Passivhaus homes

Sarah Lewis, associate director: architecture at Hamson Barron Smith (HBS), describes the company’s use of Passivhaus as its benchmark performance standard.

Published 10 October 2019

Stephen Good: It’s time for clients & industry to show real vision and leadership if we want to transform construction

Stephen Good, chief executive of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, continues a series of blogs following the Scotland Excel ‘Accelerating the delivery of affordable new homes’ conference yesterday.

Published 9 October 2019

Sally Thomas: Long-term investment is vital for delivering the housing Scotland needs

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) chief executive Sally Thomas speaks ahead of today’s Scotland Excel ‘Accelerating the delivery of affordable new homes’ conference.

Published 8 October 2019

Clark Contracts appointed to Residential Construction Framework

Scotland Excel has appointed Clark Contracts to the new Scotland Excel Residential Construction Framework - a £1.5 billion housebuilding framework which was developed to help accelerate the delivery of 50,000 new affordable homes.

Published 8 October 2019

Affordable housing conference to explore how public procurement can power local economic wellbeing for communities

Representatives from Scottish local authorities and housing associations are joining construction contractors at a conference tomorrow to discuss key topics relating to affordable housing following the launch of Scotland Excel’s £1.5 billion New Build Residential Construction framework last month.

Published 7 October 2019

Hundreds of Ferguslie Park homes given bright new outlook

CMS Window Systems has completed a large-scale refurbishment project for Ferguslie Park Housing Association (FPHA).

Published 23 September 2019

Scotland Excel launches £1.5bn new build housing framework

A £1.5 billion framework has been launched for new build residential construction services in Scotland.

Published 10 September 2019