Willmott Dixon continues strong order book in Liverpool

Willmott Dixon’s workload in Liverpool topped £100m in the past three years and the company said it is in line for more projects with Liverpool City Council, to create a new school and car park.

The contractor has completed three large secondary schools through Scape Group’s National Major Works framework and has won the £10m contract to create Birtenshaw & New Heights school in Fazakerley. This involves creating two special needs schools on the site of a former detention centre for children. One will be run by disability charity Birtenshaw to provide education for up to 40 children with autism, while New Heights School will be for pupils excluded from mainstream education.

Nearby, the company is also involved in pre-construction work for a £6m multi-storey car park in Victoria Street to double the number of spaces available, which is awaiting planning permission, expected this month.

The pipeline for Willmott Dixon also includes Merseyside Police’s £45m new headquarters on Scotland Road, and a £7m food hub to replace the fruit and vegetable market currently located on Edge Lane.

Willmott Dixon’s housing arm, Willmott Partnership Homes, is working with Liverpool City Council, Redrow Homes and Liverpool Mutual Homes, to help deliver 1,500 new homes across the city.

Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North, said: “Our approach is to ensure we benefit the local economy, with up to 60% of spend on companies within the city region. This includes Liverpool-based A&B Engineering who we used on all our secondary school projects.”

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