Garrett Duffy joins SCAPE in Northern Ireland

SCAPE has appointed Garrett Duffy, pictured, as business development manager in Northern Ireland.

Public sector procurement specialist SCAPE has appointed Garrett Duffy as business development manager in Northern Ireland, as it looks to bolster its presence in the country.

Duffy brings 25 years of senior project management experience to SCAPE, which manages 12,000 public sector construction projects across the UK. 

At SCAPE, Duffy will work closely with local authorities to understand their needs and connect them to experienced industry partners.

SCAPE works with local authorities and higher education institutions, including Queens University and Ulster University, in Northern Ireland to procure and deliver high-value infrastructure projects.

SCAPE’s projects place a strong emphasis on generating social value, environmental sustainability, and supporting the goals set out in the Construction Playbook. Partners on SCAPE’s Northern Irish frameworks include contractors McLaughlin & Harvey and GRAHAM.

Duffy has also worked for Lagan Group and Sisk. Outside of the construction industry, he has served as a national GAA referee.

Looking forward to his new role at SCAPE, Duffy said: “SCAPE has carved out a strong reputation across the public sector for accelerating the delivery of regeneration projects that create significant social value for local communities. 

“Having seen the benefits of this approach first-hand, my goal will be to help increase the awareness of what the frameworks are capable of delivering, and perhaps most importantly, making clear how they align with local authorities’ objectives for becoming more sustainable and securing value for money, now more than ever.”

Mark Robinson, group chief executive at SCAPE, said: “Having closely worked with Garrett for a number of years, we know that he shares SCAPE’s values, and will be committed to using public construction projects to generate social value and contribute to a greener economy.

“Currently, there is a backlog of public infrastructure projects in Northern Ireland. SCAPE’s framework allows local authorities to immediately access partners who are experienced at delivering quality projects quickly. This should help to clear the backlog and stimulate economic growth, whilst generating a huge amount of social value.”

Local authorities working with SCAPE in Northern Ireland currently benefit from the flexibility provided by its procurement frameworks, which provides the option to engage early through the pre-construction stage of the framework before awarding a project. 

In addition, SCAPE’s delivery partners support the framework’s lifecycle agreement, which enables the adoption and achievement of ambitious sustainability goals.

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