SCAPE Scotland appoints framework manager to boost public sector construction

Scape Scotland
Gary Meechan

We are pleased to welcome Gary Meechan to SCAPE Scotland as the new framework manager to lead our partner relationships and support best-in-class procurement across the nation’s public sector built environment projects.

Gary Meechan joins us following eight years with construction consultancy Currie & Brown, where he was most recently associate project manager, specialising in delivering projects for public sector clients including the NHS.

In the newly created role, Gary will work closely with our construction and consultancy partners, including contractors on the net zero-ready construction framework, to enhance the quality and social value generated by projects for its public sector clients. Partners on the recently launched framework include Kier, Morgan Sindall and McLaughlin & Harvey. Consultancy partners include Faithful & Gould, Triskelion & Arup.

As well as managing and supporting our delivery partners in Scotland, Gary will also ensure the smooth-running of SCAPE Construction frameworks in Northern Ireland, delivered by Graham and McLaughlin & Harvey.

The new hire represents our further investment in Scotland, which follows the appointment of Lillian McDowall as senior business manager in April. Lillian is currently leading our client engagement team, which supports local authorities in driving community regeneration and economic growth through construction.

Currently working with more than 45 public bodies, with projects currently being delivered for clients including the City of Edinburgh Council, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Perth & Kinross Council, Edinburgh University and East Dunbartonshire Council.

Regenerating the public estate will be at the heart of the Scottish government’s plans and approach to the climate emergency in the coming years.

Gary Meechan, framework manager at SCAPE Scotland

Gary continued, "As such, it’s imperative that local authorities and other public sector organisations are able to make the most of investment in infrastructure with the support of best-in-class procurement advice and experienced contractors whose goals are aligned with their own. Our delivery partners have a long track record of helping public sector clients achieve their objectives, and I’m looking forward to working with both groups to accelerate project delivery, drive innovation and generate community benefits for the Scottish public sector.”

Gary’s appointment represents the latest investment in our team as we continue to strengthen our support for the public sector while aiding the growth of an extensive local supply chain across Scotland.

Andy Bacon, operations director at SCAPE Scotland

Gary continued, "His experience bridging the gap between client and contractor is incredibly valuable and will no doubt aid the success of our latest generation of consultancy and construction frameworks, which continue to see our projects deliver positive and sustainable legacies for local communities.”