Willmott Dixon wins St Helens school job

Willmott Dixon has secured a £4.6m contract to create a new home for Mill Green School, a co-educational day special school and college for pupils aged from 11 to 19.

Working with Aedas, architect, M&E consultants Beverley Clifton Morris and engineers Mott MacDonald, Willmott Dixon will begin on site this month to build the single storey school on the site of the former Parr High School, with completion due in August 2014.

Mill Green School is the first of four schools Willmott Dixon will deliver in the region after securing the Education Funding Agency North West Batch Two contract last year following a competitive process. Other school projects that are part of the batch are Foxfield School, Redbridge and Bank View Schools and Aigburth School.

Willmott Dixon built the new Hope Academy and Cowley Language College facilities in St Helens. Hope Academy achieve the sustainable rating of BREEAM 'outstanding'.

Anthony Dillon, regional managing director of Willmott Dixon, said: "The whole team is delighted to be back in St Helens doing what we do best, creating fantastic learning environments for generations to come. We have a very successful relationship with St Helens and as with our previous projects, our focus will be on ensuring local companies benefit from the project through our local spend commitment."

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