Framework will enable the company's Construction and Development Solutions businesses to deliver residential developments of more than 65 dwellings for public sector clients in Southern England.

Willmott Dixon has furthered its association with the Southern Construction Framework (SCF) through being appointed to both the Residential Delivery and Residential Led Development sectors of the inaugural SCF Residential procurement framework.

The company has been appointed to Lot 2 and Lot 4. Lot 2, the Residential Delivery sector will enable the Construction arm of Willmott Dixon to deliver residential developments of more than 65 dwellings. Furthermore, Lot 4, the Residential Led Development sector will allow Willmott Dixon’s Development Solutions business to work with local authorities to unlock schemes of more than 65 dwellings and start building quickly.

Delivered by the public sector, for the public sector, the SCF Residential procurement framework will sit alongside the existing SCF Construct and SCF Consult frameworks, providing public sector housebuilders with a Government compliant Two Stage Open Book route to market. Valid for four years, the framework is available for clients in the South East, London and the South West.

Matthew Elliott, SCF Senior Framework Manager said:

“The successful bidders offer public sector organisations a fantastic breadth of experience and expertise ideally tuned to the needs of the current housing market. We have built this framework around our ethos and practice of collaboration, transparency and added value, with a focus on social value and supporting carbon and environmental impacts.”

Guy Dawes, National Account Manager for the SCF at Willmott Dixon said:

“We are delighted to further our long-standing collaboration with the SCF through our appointment to the SCF Residential procurement framework. We have been a strategic partner for public sector housebuilding for nearly 50 years and we see the framework as a key enabler to support our customers to unlock schemes through both our Construction and Development Solutions businesses.
“The framework puts sustainability and MMC at the heart of public sector housebuilding, both of these aspects are critical to the way we work. Through our 2030 ‘Now or Never’ sustainability strategy, we pledge for all our new buildings to achieve net zero operational carbon by the close of 2030, furthermore, through our Collida business, we are quickening the adoption of standardisation in the residential sector.”

Willmott Dixon has been at the forefront of local authority housebuilding since 1974, helping councils to build homes so they are in control of housing type to meet local needs and not reliant on developer partners. In the Spring of 2021, the company handed over Ashton Rise, a collaboration between the business’s Construction and Development Solutions team that saw the delivery of 133 sustainable homes, of which 40% are available for social rent.

Furthermore, Willmott Dixon has been a long standing partner of the SCF, delivering over £600m of projects through its Construct framework, winning back to back SCF 'Contractor of the Year' awards. Successful completions include the award winning Box in Plymouth, an iconic heritage building celebrating 400 years since the sailing of the Mayflower to America, and creating more than £18m in local spend throughout the project. Additionally, in 2019 Willmott Dixon Interiors handed over the state of the art London Screen Academy, transforming a former factory in Islington into a new film school.