Dixon is continuing to play a lead role in supporting Liverpool’s growth with a
£7 million contract from the city council to build a hub for a new fruit,
vegetable and flower market in Gillmoss.
new 65,000 square foot market will include parking, a café and public toilets,
replacing the existing rundown building off Edge Lane in Old Swan.
member for regeneration, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, said: “This is great news
for the traders who have been waiting a long time for the creation of an
attractive new development with modern facilities. The existing market is in a
really poor condition and the number of traders has been dwindling for a very
long time and the aim of the move is to put it on a solid footing and enable it
to expand in the future.”
contract was procured through Scape Group’s Major Works framework and follows a
series for Willmott Dixon in Liverpool. Previously the company has created
Archbishop Blanch School, Archbishop Beck Sports College and Notre Dame
company is currently on site with a £10 million contract to create Birtenshaw
and New Heights school in Fazakerley and a £6 million contract for multi-storey
car park in Victoria Street to double the number of spaces available, which is
awaiting planning permission.
Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North:
delighted to be working with the council to create the fruit, vegetable and
flower market. As ever, our approach will be to ensure the work benefits local
companies and sustains jobs; so far 60% of spend on previous projects has been
with companies within the city region. This includes Liverpool-based A&B
Engineering who we used on all our secondary school projects.”
foot market development will be complete in November 2017 and following a
period of fitting out by the traders, will open early in 2018.
Dixon is also working with Liverpool in Work to offer apprenticeships to local
young people. Dominic Sweeney from
Hunt’s Cross is one of those apprentices, “Willmott Dixon is a great company to
work for. They have helped me find what I want to do and now I am set on
becoming a site manager and making my way in life. Knowing that I have
prospects makes me feel far more secure about my future.”