Willmott Dixon

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Willmott Dixon
Private Limited Company
Founded1852 by John Willmott[1]
HeadquartersLetchworth Garden City, United Kingdom
Key people
Rick Willmott, Group Chief Executive
Revenue£1,222.0 million (2016)[2]
£30.4 million (2016)[2]
£21.3 million (2016)[2]
Number of employees
3,024 (2016)[2]

Willmott Dixon is a privately owned contracting, residential development and property support business.[3] Willmott Dixon is one of the biggest construction companies in the United Kingdom, employing more than 3,500 people, with a turnover of £1 billion.[4]


The company was founded in 1852 by John Willmott.[5] In 2001, Rick Willmott became the fifth generation of the Willmott family to lead the business.[5] In March 2013, Willmott Dixon invested £1 million in the 4Life Academy which is located in Perry Barr, Birmingham.[6]


Willmott Dixon has several business streams: construction, residential development and property support services.[7]

Major projects[edit]

Major projects include Woolwich Central, the largest ever development by Tesco's in house development business Spenhill, comprising an 80,000 sq ft supermarket and 259 homes over 17 storeys.[8]

Its development division called Regen is also working with Poplar HARCA to redevelop the Aberfeldy estate over ten years, to create 1,176 new homes, shops, healthcare and community facilities created over twelve years. The work replaces dilapidated 1950s era housing to provide a better living environment for residents, complete with new shops and open, green spaces for recreation.[9]

The company is also working with Circle to create Orchard Village, renewing a 1960s era estate into modern homes for hundreds of families.[10]

On 23 December 2014, Willmott Dixon was announced as the developer of Brentford FC's new Community Stadium at Lionel Road South in Brentford, London.[11] The development will include a 20,000 capacity stadium, 910 homes and community facilities, in addition to the redevelopment of the club's former Griffin Park ground into seventy homes.[11]

In May 2018, it was announced that Willmott Dixon would be the sole supplier on a £2.5bn framework set up by Places for People. The framework will cover major construction work on new and existing buildings, including refurbishment, retrofitting and repair and maintenance. All public bodies across the United Kingdom will be eligible to procure work through the agreement.[12]


  1. ^ The story of John Willmott & sons, Willmott Dixon Group
  2. ^ a b c d "Annual Report 2016". Willmott Dixon. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  3. ^ "2010 Sunday Times Top Track 100". Sunday Times. 20 June 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-12. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  4. ^ Jones, Tamlyn (2018-03-20). "New city centre base for property group". birminghampost. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  5. ^ a b It does not take much to say well done Camden FB, 15 December 2011, retrieved 11 March 2012
  6. ^ "Birmingham leader commends Willmott Dixon's approach to skills in the city". Midland Businbess News. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  7. ^ "What we do". Willmott Dixon. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Spenhill's Woolwich Central construction workforce peaks at 700". Spenhill. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Willmott Dixon to start on £250m East End estate". 13 July 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Made in Dagenham – a construction epic / Orchard Village starts the countdown for the completion of Phase One". Circle. 8 November 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  11. ^ a b FC, Brentford. "Brentford FC and Willmott Dixon sign Development Agreement for Brentford Community Stadium at Lionel Road South". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  12. ^ "Willmott Dixon named sole supplier on £2.5bn framework". Construction News. Retrieved 2018-05-15.

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