One size doesn’t fit all!
As part of the EG Future Female Leader’s programme, Senior Bid Manager Sarah Bissessar shares her thoughts on increasing gender diversity in senior roles construction.
Working together with government, contractors, landlords and local people, we are able to achieve so much more. Our approach has been rewarded with industry recognition and a reputation for successful delivery.
A reflection on the recent Net Zero - What's Stopping Us? panel event and how the spirit of collaboration was felt more than ever.
Considered to be the most important climate summit in history, Jonathon Porritt shares his thoughts on whether COP26 achieved its goals.
Rick discusses how we're building an agile culture for our site and office people
What paying the real Living Wage means for our business
Richard discusses a ‘once on a generation’ process of renewing the high street that will lead to lasting change with local landscapes
Our sustainable approach to buildings is helping achieve net zero
Cathy Myatt, Head of environmental policy and improvement, talks about leaving a better planet for future generations
Richard Davidson, director at Willmott Dixon reflects on a recent Essex skills event and how we equip young people with the capabilities for future success.
Dan explains how MMC is being used to maximise time savings, cost efficacy, quality and sustainability.
Providing an effective procurement route for customers in theYorkshire & Humber region, Sheffield LEP area and Lincolnshire.
Tim talks about the presence of modern manufacturing, and challenges why its absence is tolerated within construction.
Developing a training programme and academy in prison to help ex-offenders find jobs in construction
Jess Grimsey tells us how a career change has seen her find her dream job and helped the business achieve a landmark IT security certification in the process…
Our ‘Welcome Back’ programme is designed to help people who’ve had an extended career break a route back into work via construction. Susie elaborates how she found the programme after a career break.
Our ‘Welcome Back’ programme is designed to help people who’ve had an extended career break a route back into work via construction. Sara discusses how she found the programme after a career break.
Celebrating World Environment Day, Harry discusses how through a project at Dorset Country Hospital, there is an opportunity for a biodiversity legacy.
Celebrating the birthday of the framework, Guy reflects on the success the partnership.
A tailored procurement solution
supporting further education colleges
to get best value from their construction projects
Our CIO, Alan Ramsay, tells us why more women should consider careers in IT and why the industry needs them ...
Cathy reflects on the difference renewable energy in our homes has on the environment.
UK’s leading construction companies combine to establish Contractors Declare to coordinate action to reduce environmental impact across industry.
Our Scape national framework manager Leanne Day looks at her favourite success stories from the 575 projects we have delivered together.
By combining technology and social value, we are helping tackle digital poverty and building lives through tech…
Richard reemphasises the need to unlock schemes and keep delivering housing as we recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.
Our target to plant 100,000 trees by 2030
We will construct and
refurbish buildings fit
for current and future
Supporting the people and businesses in our communities to thrive
We will play our part in creating a better planet for future generations by putting the climate, biodiversity and resources crises at the heart of the way we do business
Kate explains about our Women’s Leadership Development Programme.
Andy Geldard discusses how the Construction Playbook will enable the industry to build ‘better, faster and greener’
Dan discusses how innovative building techniques created a structure that is practical, beautiful and an asset to the University of Birmingham.
Head of IT project services, Vicky Trowell, tells us how Willmott Dixon is supporting local communities by combining social value and technology…
In December 2020, our first cohort graduated from our Building Lives Academy at our Bedfordwell Road project. Martine elaborates on the importance of the programme and the successful outcomes the team has delivered.
Nick Gibb, discusses the lessons we have learnt while operating in 2020 and considers the trends that 2021 might bring for the construction industry.
Lianne Lawson discusses the team's success.
Armin Salvatore shares his remarkable journey from living in a disruptive hostel at 16 to mastering his A Levels and joining our management trainee scheme.
We are proud to hold positions on all lots of the Pagabo Major Works, Developer Led and Refit and Refurbishment frameworks.
Zoe Anastasi discusses how community engagement was pivotal at Winwood Heights.
A simple to use, cost effective OJEU compliant framework for use by the public sector in the West Midlands
Nick Gibb explains our approach to ensuring our projects get to site quickly, remain on track and budget.
It’s been a busy six years in the construction industry for Jack, who shares his story about his route to being crowned Scape’s Trainee of the Year.
Sarah introduces our 'Building Lives' theme, part of our 2030 sustainability strategy and supporting the community virtually
Matt Linekar discusses the impact of Covid-19 on building design practices and how the pandemic could change the future of the industry.
World Mental Health Day takes place this Saturday and will never have been so important on a global scale, says Kay Ortatepe, assistant group safety inspector
Pauline Chatt, our national customer service manager explains that it has never been more important to deliver an outstanding customer experience.
Francesca Wilkinson shares how a transformative step for the business also transformed her final months as a management trainee
Head of recruitment Clare Francis takes a deeper look at how the transferable skills of our armed forces are excellent for meeting the demands of the construction industry.
Senior people manager, Mel Abrook, tells us how an inclusive approach with a diverse team has helped the Willmott Dixon IT department support the business in a very challenging time…
Michael Cross explains that if we’re serious about creating a greener, fairer society, sustainable buildings can become the norm.
Closing the performance gap to meet the UK’s Net Zero targets
Kate Jansen shares her vision for successful personal development in the future
As Ashton Rise welcomes its first resident, Chris Wheeler reflects on our commitment to keep delivering essential housing.
Sarah Fraser discusses how we can all make a difference to improve communities in a post Covid-19 world.
In times of crisis and uncertainty there is often a spike in opportunistic cyber threats and attacks. Our head of IT security and compliance, Steve Witty, tells us what to look out for and how to stay safe…
Anna Koukoullis shares her thoughts on how construction leaders can become better allies to improve diversity & inclusion
The government's 'New Deal' aims to put jobs and infrastructure at the core of its growth strategy. Jason Hallas explains why local spend should be at the core of construction projects.
Anastasia Chrysafi discusses construction best practices in the health sector following the Government's £1.5bn 'New Deal' pledge to boost healthcare facilities.
Graeme Whitty, explains how we are building on our legacy of good practice at Gateshead HEIGHTs
Our CIO, Alan Ramsay, on how IT will enable new behaviours and unmissable opportunities for business post COVID-19...
This year’s World Environment Day is about ‘Time for Nature’ and our Group Environmental Manager Martin Ballard talks about why this day has never been more important.
Christina Horden explains why it has never been so important to check in on each other
With over 8.4m people in England facing adverse living conditions, we see it as our national duty to keep building homes safely throughout Covid-19
Our head of interior design at Willmott Dixon Interiors considers how the pandemic will shape future office space
Matt Adams explains how our team and supply chain partners have adapted to Covid-19 safe working practices in a highly urban environment.
A higher education construction framework
Mark Wolverson explains how we are adapting work on Stockton's Globe Theatre to continue rebuilding the grade II listed landmark safely during Covid-19
A 7-year framework for central government and the wider public sector delivering a wide range of major and minor building, and civil engineering projects.
David Rowell and Adrian Coleman discuss Covid-19 safe working practices, innovation and problem solving at our Springfield’s independent living project.
Nick Proverbs explains how a combination of technology and innovation is enabling us to maintain social distancing at the University of Birmingham's School of Engineering
It’s a big Happy Birthday to the University of Warwick’s Sports and Wellness Hub
Procurement Hub is a single source framework for public sector organisations and joint ventures delivering outstanding value and performance
Delivering much needed new homes on public sector land.
At a hugely disruptive time for businesses, technology is at the forefront of our ability to function. Alan Ramsay, CIO of Willmott Dixon explains the business’s digital transformation.
The Southern Construction Framework (SCF) serves public sector organisations in London, the South East and the South West
Rick Willmott outlines our response to combating the spread of Covid-19
Providing public sector customers with OJEU compliant access to our highly experienced teams across England and Wales
Graham Shaw on supporting Estate Gazette's Future Female Leaders programme
Cath Aldridge talks about the opportunities for ex-forces people in one of the UK's most dynamic sectors...
Director of new business in London and East, Richard Davidson, tells us how the future is bright for Essex in 2020
Marie Wilkes, community manager in the Midlands, talks about the award-winning enrichment programme she designed to encourage careers in construction…
John Boughton on his role to create a more diverse workplace
Martin Middleton won gold at the Construction Manager of the Year awards for Lancashire Constabulary’s new West Division HQ. He talks about the art of balancing design and functionality…
Luke Mulder, senior environmental manager, tells us about his journey to implement green roads in Bristol…
Hana talks about how her involvement in EG's Future Female Leaders programme
Head of recruitment and learning operations, Clare Francis, reflects on our management trainee programme as it hits the big 4-0…
Science lead, Briony Lumb looks at how a different approach to design can help innovation and productivity...
Our construction manager behind the UK's first Passivhaus secondary school explains how it was achieved
Graham Leigh led our team that refurbished Bolton Museum into a world class museum for Egyptology...
Rick Willmott welcomes a declaration by CEOs at America’s top companies that business must focus on improving society not just making profit
As our new Prime Minister signals the NHS as a priority area, Anastasia Chrysafi looks at what this might mean for construction…
Nick Preedy is going for gold as a finalist in the 2019 Construction Manager of the Year awards. He talks about the challenges and achievements building University of Warwick’s new Sports Hub that led to his nomination
Willmott Dixon is Construction News’ 2019 Environmental Contractor of the Year. Jonathon Porritt talks about the journey so far….
Clare Lewis explains how renovating several residential blocks in Gateshead had a lasting impact on her life as well as the lives of residents.
Stephanie Brada, strategic health planner, talks about the opportunities Cura has to offer the NHS…
The Aurora Building is Bristol’s first to achieve a BREEAM 2014 Outstanding rating. Operations manager Gareth Williams explains how it was delivered.
Councils are building homes again at scale and that means bold ideas around meeting the capacity challenge, explains Richard Sterling
Simon Tranter, head of sustainability at Willmott Dixon Interiors, tells us why we need to focus on air pollution for more than just World Environment Day...
Hayley Newman, sustainability management trainee at Willmott Dixon Interiors, talks about why her journey into construction so far has inspired her to help others…
Having been selected to join Sustainability West Midlands as a board director, James Willcox, our head of sustainability in the Midlands, talks about how it will enable him to further promote sustainable development.
Our people are able to use their skills, experience and expertise to support growth and best practice in our industry through their involvement with groups and associations that drive knowledge and understanding
Jennie Hennessey, our communications manager in the Midlands, explores how businesses can support the wellbeing of their people by tackling stress.
Elizabeth Taylor, our foundation coordinator, reflects on the opportunities social enterprises can offer after a team away day with a difference…
Sophie Brooker, assistant project surveyor, talks about her journey as management trainee and being crowned ‘trainee of the year’…
Interiors MD Graham Shaw sets out his vision for creating more space for business to thrive
We are a Gold-Leaf member of this organisation which campaigns for a more sustainable built environment
We helped found an award-winning school that is building a sustainable future for the industry.
We collaborate with partner organisations to share knowledge and tackle issues important to our industry and to the communities we work in.
Fenella Lowden, assistant bid manager, tells us how she joined our team through our Welcome Back returners programme after a 9 year career break...
Nick Mennell, our leisure sector manager, talks about his recent visit to the world-class University of Warwick Sports Hub
Anastasia Chrysafi, our Cura lead, talks about the importance of building for the future…
Megan Kennedy recently won the Willmott Dixon Foundation Challenge by leading a team that made a difference to the lives of many disadvantaged people. Here she talks about her incredible experience…
Sarah Fraser, head of the Willmott Dixon Foundation talks about how we measure our social value success and what the future has to bring...
Our director of delivery in the Midlands, Nick Heath, talks about how sustainability and brownfield regeneration are, hand-in-hand, transforming Nottingham and future proofing the city for exponential growth…
Simone Codrington, assistant sustainability manager, reflects on how the environment and a building’s design can nurture human-nature connection and positively impact on our wellbeing.
Design manager Chris Townsend talks about his experience trialling the EksoVest and how it could signal the advent of robot technology in construction….
Willmott Dixon’s resourcing manager Clare Francis talks about attracting returners back into the jobs market….
Helping tackle modern slavery in the construction industry
Chris Johnston, digital manager in the Midlands, explains how using digital technologies in an innovative and collaborative way has provided long-term benefits to Birmingham City University.
With The New Local Government Network's latest Leadership Index released, Sarah Fraser, head of the Willmott Dixon Foundation looks at what it means for public services...
As we are awarded level 2 of the of the Carbon Trust’s Supply Chain Standard our principal sustainability manager, Mike Cross, takes a look at how we have achieved it…
Sarah Fraser, head of the Willmott Dixon Foundation, tells us why extending the Social Value Act is a step in the right direction…
Our health and safety management trainee, Kay Ortatepe, tells us why understanding people is key to health and safety
Group environment manager, Martin Ballard, tells us how by working together we can make a difference this World Environment Day…
Richard Pickett talks about how we are up-skilling young people in Croydon…
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Each year management trainees from across our business are nominated to take part in the Foundation Trainee Challenge.
Rick Willmott about receiving a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for work promoting social mobility…
Simon Wilson is senior operations manager on our restoration of Alexandra Palace’s East Wing. He tells us what it’s like to restore one of our nation’s icons…
Group diversity manager Sally Cleaver gives tips to help parents advise their children about choosing the right career…
James Willcox looks at how sustainable solutions have helped create an extraordinary long-term facility for the rehabilitation centre…
As lead partner for CN's Inspire Me campaign, Julia Barrett reflects on how we're tackling the gender balance...
Rick Willmott on why we are headline partner for CN's campaign for women to seek and be given the chance to obtain leadership roles in this industry
Our sustainability expert, James Willcox, looks at how BREEAM is tackling the issue of the ‘performance gap’…
Richard Davidson predicts what 2018 will mean for construction in London...
Julia Barrett takes a look at the Clean Growth Strategy in her blog for the Aldersgate Group...
Mental fitness is as important as physical well-being according to our H&S chief Mark French
Universities are being imaginative in how they plan for the future, according to Richard James…
Our Foundation Challenge empowers trainees to make a real difference to peoples’ lives; Connor Lambourne talks about his experience…
Mathewe Bennett takes a look at the impact and opportunities Brexit may bring...
Richard Freeman explains how businesses are turning their attention to the wellbeing of people
Our head of the Willmott Dixon Foundation gives her insights into social value
Willmott Dixon non-executive director Jonathon Porritt makes some exciting predictions…
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Higher Education Design Quality Forum : HEDQF exists to promote high-quality design in university campuses, buildings and facilities, in the knowledge that the quality of the estate enhances the student experience of teaching and learning, the effective pursuit of research and the process of public engagement.
Enactus is a global community of university, student-led teams committed to using entrepreneurial action to transform lives.
Membership strenghtens focus to ensure the property built has adequate passive fire protection installations
We are a member of The 5% Club
Carbon neutral since 2012
We are one of only a handful of companies in our sector to achieve the accreditation.
Our fast-track payment portal system for Cat A subcontactors
Willmott Dixon is committed to sourcing timber and timber products from well-managed forests.
Our procurement choices can have a huge impact
Our commitment and systems help us manage environmental impact at each stage of a project
We are Founding Members of the Considerate Constructors scheme and ten year Associate members
We take all reasonable steps to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all our employees
We provide a number of health and safety courses for our staff
All Safe is about creating a positive culture that covers the way we think, act and work together every day
Safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of our staff at work is of paramount importance and we strive to provide working environments which are safe and without risk to health
We continue to support Grown in Britain, an organisation creating a more sustainable future for our forests and woodlands.
We are an industry partner of this registered charity which works with young people to help them access training, education and employment opportunities in construction.
We are a Patron member of this independent, non-profit organisation that provides leadership in the UK for the adoption of the Passivhaus standard and methodology. Passivhaus is the leading international low energy, design standard.
We are a member of this organisation which aims to improve industry performance in order to produce a better built environment.
We continue to engage with this organisation on managing and reducing our emissions.
We are a ten-year associate member of this scheme, and all our sites comply with their codes of considerate practice.
We are a corporate member of the Institute IEMA, and we work in partnership with them on training programme accreditation, horizon-scanning and policy development. Corporate Membership also brings practical guidance for environment sustainability professionals.
Steve Cook sits on the UK board of Directors of PEFC representing the construction sector. This organisation promotes sustainable forest management.
We are a member of this organisation which focuses on key industry issues for the contracting supply chain.
We work with this independent non-profit organisation, which works globally with business and government to inspire new thinking, build creative partnerships and develop practical solutions.
We've been on this journey since 1852
A specification standard detailing how to demonstrate carbon neutrality, produced and published by the British Standards Institution (BSI)
At Willmott Dixon we believe that like-minded customers are critical assets
Our aim to achieve a 50% absolute reduction in water use on site.
By 2030 we will have eliminated avoidable waste from the demolition, excavation and construction phases of our projects.
We helped found an award-winning school that is building a sustainable future for the industry.
We have a strong, open and positive relationship with our suppliers which share our family values
We are a Gold-Leaf member of this organisation which campaigns for a more sustainable built environment.
Our robust systems make sure we report accurately.
Our monitoring and reporting systems are amongst the most advanced in our industry
Meet the boards and teams who guide our sustainability agenda
By working with wildlife trusts we enhance the local natural environment using expert knowledge.
We are working to help secure lower energy bills for users of our buildings
Our Science-Based Target to reduce our own carbon emissions zero by 2030
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