Cutting embodied carbon at Stockport Interchange
Innovative design and low-carbon concrete save embodied carbon at new transport hub.
These stories show our passion for creating positive change in communities where we work. They are guided by the themes of our Now or Never sustainability strategy.
Innovative design and low-carbon concrete save embodied carbon at new transport hub.
Work experience gives Ryan the chance to try out a career in construction.
Hackbridge Primary School named winner in the non-domestic category at the UK Passivhaus Awards 2023.
Ex-army officer Karen is one of many former members of the Armed Forces forging a new career in construction.
A Doncaster specialist education college has thanked Willmott Dixon for “literally changing a young man’s life” after a work experience placement led to full-time employment for one of its students.
Willmott Dixon has launched its fourth drylining academy inside a prison to help more ex-offenders learn skills to find jobs upon release.
Reuse of pallets from our sites reduces waste and delivers cost and carbon savings...
By creating high quality aggregate from waste materials on site, we can use resources more efficiently.
Refurbishment project delivers biodiversity net gain through a new sensory garden and outdoor space
How our multi-storey car park project gave the natural environment a helping hand.
Our construction traineeship programme has helped 24 young adults who faced barriers to work progress their careers 2022
How Willmott Dixon’s dry lining academy at Elmley prison is helping to reduce reoffending by giving prisoners employable construction skills.
A Willmott Dixon trainee has created an 'underwater' sensory room at a school for boys with emotional, behavioural and mental health needs.
A group of Willmott Dixon trainees has raised more than £1,500 for a Surrey charity that helps homeless people into rented housing.
A Willmott Dixon management trainee has been applauded for her leadership of a campaign to tackle mental health in the construction industry.
A high impact social value initiative that began while delivering the Stevenage Bus Interchange has been successfully implemented as a yearly programme to support students with the vital Gatsby Benchmarks
Antony’s podcast series and ‘get active’ campaign raised awareness of mental health in construction
Willmott Dixon Interiors (WDI) trainees led renovation works to improve mental and physical wellbeing across four community projects.
Dan Tredget supported charity Ride for Freedom's efforts to break the cycle of modern slavery
"To anyone curious about taking a similar journey to me, I’d say there is no better way to kickstart your career than a placement with Willmott Dixon."
We supported the social business to develop new sustainable signage for our construction sites
Mikey has now secured a place in college after his year-long internship with our Midlands team
90 students studying construction, engineering or plumbing learn what it’s like to use their skills on site...
Our 6-week programme supported 22 aspiring women into construction, with many gaining full-time employment as a result
The Queen's Green Canopy was created to honour the Queen's service and legacy...
On a mission to reduce waste, our innovative team turned waste concrete into a block product
The week-long work experience programme took place in our Willmott Dixon Interiors office...
Materials Management Plan sees 74% of excavated material reused
15 SEN students take part in construction activity
We partnered with Balfour Beatty, AMEY and Wates to deliver our Virtual Work Experience Programme
Working with Kensington and Chelsea council, we launched an art competition exploring sustainability…
Our partnership with a local wood recycling scheme has created opportunities for Joe…
On National Careers Week, we reflect on how the kickstart scheme is supporting young people into construction…
Working with local organisations to enhance wildlife value and community spaces
Extensive decarbonisation programme for Oxford City Council sees us install a water source heat pump at Hinksey Lake...
Supporting Exeter College with the roll out of their Construction T Level during the pandemic...
Our people and supply chain joined forces to transform a garden space for a family...
Our team supported the renovation of the community Shed, which supports local, vulnerable people
James created Willmott Dixon's first, off-grid renewable pod which will be used by students for years to come...
With a pipeline of five academies due to open across the region next year, we reflect on the impact of our programmes...
Transforming an old basketball court into a safe and friendly space
The construction of a new, disability compliant outbuilding will support the scouts' mission...
Jamie created a programme, which resulted in four 16-24-year-olds finding employment
Josh created and delivered a programme to help those not in employment, education or training, find work in our industry
A region-wide wardrobe clear out resulted in 246kg of clothes being recycled...
Beth focussed on raising awareness of social enterprises across our North region...
Improved technology for local charity will help more homeless people find safe places to stay
Improving biodiversity and encouraging learning across local communities
Our 5-week Enrichment Programme has resulted in two students from Oaklands college landing a job
Collaboration between our Midlands-based businesses will help local teenagers kickstart a career in construction
Building Lives Academy supports those furthest from the job market with employment skills
How the industry can help upskill individuals
Training academy enables local people, like Mike and Cliff, to find work...
Nine students, who are studying City & Guilds qualifications, enjoyed their site induction
Students at Shaftesbury High School gain employability skills during a fun week of activities
A collaborative programme between Willmott Dixon Interiors and the Department for Work and Pensions to tackle unemployment across the Midlands
17 students from Greatfields School take part in our Enrichment Programme designed to encourage more women into construction
Providing mentoring, support and job opportunities for the long-term unemployed
A range of social value activities enabled us to deliver 19.7% social return on investment for Forestry England
Widening our impact by working with businesses with a social purpose
30% of participants on our programme have secured employment in the industry
Stefan Cripps explains how a job in construction has helped him find a new purpose
Six-week training course designed to upskill those in long-term unemployment or at risk of becoming NEET
Tackling digital poverty
Working with Gloucester Constabulary and our supply chain to deliver a new, improved community hub
Who needs Nick Knowles when we have the Willmott Dixon Oldham team? That was the message from Age UK, following our revamp of the charity’s over 60's centre in Chadderton.
Working with Key4Life to break the cycle and support young people into good careers
Fundraising football tournament provides learning spaces for 400 children during pandemic
Willmott Dixon’s virtual work experience programme helps students prepare for world of work
From living in a hostel whilst studying for GCSEs, , Armin has joined our management trainee scheme.
Supporting the Armed Forces community in the South West
Buddying up with St James School, Exeter to improve students’ understanding of construction
Supporting The Prince’s Trust mission to empower young people to find employment, education and training
Promoting STEM subjects and career paths into construction to educate young people
How Rocky’s start in construction led to him building his own business
Brothers Vigo and Kumba move into new enclosure at Isle of Wight Zoo
Supporting young people going through a difficult time...
Tackling food poverty in Yorkshire...
A renovation turns into a fantastic training opportunity for young people
Helping young people realise their full potential...
Foxgloves and Sunflower House are short-stay children's homes that support young people with learning disabilities
Fundraising and community garden transformation
Tackling homelessness amongst young people in Bristol
Seeing the greatness in everyone...
Raising vital funds for assistance dogs...
Helping young people at risk of becoming NEET learn about construction
Committing to increase the goods and services we produce through social enterprises
Sustainability teams gets green-fingered for children with learning difficulties
One day interactive workshop dispels the myths about working in construction...
Our group sustainability team worked with Studio306 for a creative team away day with a purpose beyond profit.
Community garden transformation for the elderly and their families to enjoy
Launch of our new drylining academy at HMP Elmley...
Our team volunteer with Ann Withybush charity in Wales!
The Prince’s Trust Get into Construction programme with the Youth Offending Service
GirlDreamer is a social enterprise which aims to improve representation and accessibility to work for women of colour...
Inspiring and supporting school children studying at Imperial College London
Discover how Harry got into construction from the age of 15...
A programme aimed at students 16-20-year-olds!
Renovation of Rose Cottage
Empowering young people ...
Refurbishment of Grove Park Youth Club in Lewisham
Elizabeth House, in Gateshead, is a last chance for young mums struggling to care for their children...
Renovation of Kale Lodge...
A transformation of the Grosvenor Street property to improve employment opportunities across Manchester...
Attracting the next generation into construction ...
Empowering skills course and refurbishment of children's homes...
Over £10,000 raised for refurbishment
In conjunction with South Wales Police's Memorial Event to mark the 100th year!
New careers forged via military charity
School pupils encouraged to try the trades with BBC's DIY SOS team
Bingo! Helping young people find their calling...
Helping people to climb the career ladder every step of the way
Truly inspiring project helps elderly people and vulnerable women!
Giving young people the limelight!
Removing barriers to a career in construction!
Going the extra mile to raise £500,000 for children’s hospice...
Putting down roots in the community...
Helping former England rugby player to encourage sports people to ‘get busy living’!
Building bridges with the University of Birmingham School!
A young girl has been inspired to be a bricklayer for our company after building castles in her Key Stage 2 class with the help of our people!