Project to build 55 affordable homes as well as two community centres

Willmott Dixon’s housing workload in London is increasing after the London Borough of Brent appointed the company to build 55 affordable homes as well as two community centres.

The work will be delivered under two contracts with a combined valued of over £30m. The largest is the £17.3m Brent Indian Centre project, which involves demolition of an existing building to be replaced with a new community facility and 29 affordable homes. The current building’s occupants, the Brent Indian Community, will move into the new development, which will include a large multi-purpose hall, commercial kitchen, offices and an IT training room.

The second contract is the nearby £13.6m Learie Constantine Community Centre project, which will also see a building demolished to make way for the Learie Constantine Centre’s new home, along with 26 new homes made up of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Willmott Dixon was procured on both contracts via the SCAPE Construction framework.

Cllr Knight, Cabinet Member for Housing, Homelessness and Renters Security, said:

“We are looking forward to working with Willmott Dixon. Our partnership will help to deliver high quality and affordable homes for Brent residents, creating a fairer and more equal society for everyone.”

Chris Tredget, managing director at Willmott Dixon’s London and East business, said:

“We’re delighted to be extending our track-record of building homes in London through our work on both the Brent Indian and Learie Constantine Community Centres for the London Borough of Brent. We’re looking forward to being a part of the community during our time in the borough and once completed, the new centres and homes will provide fantastic facilities for local residents.”

Mark Robinson, group chief executive at SCAPE, said:

“SCAPE is committed to ensuring every one of our projects provides a strong, sustainable legacy within the local community. Therefore, we are proud to be supporting our partner, Willmott Dixon, on such a significant scheme which will bring excellent benefits to people in the local area, including social value during the construction phase.”

These two housing schemes are the latest in London by Willmott Dixon. The company is currently on site at Frank Towell Court, providing 102 new homes in Feltham on behalf of Hounslow Council, and is also delivering 112 homes for Westminster City Council at 300 Harrow Road. In east London, Willmott Dixon is building over 500 homes for Be First in Barking and Dagenham.

Learie Constantine Community Centre

Learie Constantine Community Centre

Brent Indian Centre project

Brent Indian Centre