Willmott Dixon

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Willmott Dixon
Private Limited Company
IndustryConstruction
Founded1852 by John Willmott[1]
HeadquartersLetchworth Garden City, United Kingdom
Key people
Rick Willmott, Group Chief Executive
Revenue£1,323.2 million (2016)[2]
£36.0 million (2018)[2]
£30.0 million (2018)[2]
Number of employees
3,024 (2016)[2]
SubsidiariesNumerous
Websitewillmottdixon.co.uk

Willmott Dixon is a privately owned contracting, residential development and property support business.[3]

History[edit]

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

Operations[edit]

Willmott Dixon has several business streams including construction, residential construction and interior fit-out and refurbishment.[6]

Major projects[edit]

Major projects involving the company have included:

The company's development division is the developer of Brentford FC's new Community Stadium at Lionel Road South in Brentford, London, due to complete in 2021.[15] It is also working with Poplar HARCA to redevelop Aberfeldy Village in Poplar, London, due to complete in 2024.[16]

Since its construction, Orchard Village has been beset with problems of build quality and estate management which have been widely reported in the media, in particular by The Romford Recorder.[17][18][19]

Awards[edit]

In 2019 the company was listed as no. 4 in the East of England Region of the Mid-Range businesses of the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for.[20] It also won a Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2014, 2018 and 2019.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The story of John Willmott & sons, Willmott Dixon Group
  2. ^ a b c d "Annual Review 2018". Willmott Dixon. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  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. ^ a b It does not take much to say well done Camden FB, 15 December 2011, retrieved 11 March 2012
  5. ^ "Birmingham leader commends Willmott Dixon's approach to skills in the city". Midland Businbess News. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  6. ^ "What we do". Willmott Dixon. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Aylesbury Waterside Theatre: Leading role". Building. 25 July 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Willmott takes stage on £10m Worcester Arena". Construction Enquirer. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Spenhill's Woolwich Central construction workforce peaks at 700". Spenhill. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Willmott Dixon to fit out Design Museum". Construction Index. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Project of the year: £20m to £50m". Construction News. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "At least Twickenham's new hospitalty is a winner". Building. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Willmott Dixon completes Alexandra Palace restoration". Development Finane Today. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "Willmott Dixon to start on £250m East End estate". 13 July 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  17. ^ Farand, Chloe. "Call for building inspection at 'nightmare' Orchard Village estate, Rainham". Romford Recorder.
  18. ^ Farand, Chloe. "Watchdog opens investigation over 'shocking' energy bills at Orchard Village, Rainham". Romford Recorder. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  19. ^ Gelder, Sam. "Nightmare new homes in Rainham estate have leaks, damp and bad wiring". Ilford Recorder. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  20. ^ "Best companies". Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  21. ^ "Willmott Dixon marks Queen's Awards hat trick". UK Science Park Association. Retrieved 23 July 2019.

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