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Major manufacturing facility for the flight industry close to Gatwick airport


  • Latest property development by Surrey County Council
  • Follows Gatwick Diamond adjacent that we also built
  • Will provide important revenue to fund front line services
  • Continues our role as leaders for technology and office construction

Following the success Gatwick Diamond office we built Surrey CC, we are now working with the council to deliver two new buildings; one featuring a training facility housing eight flight simulators, and the other dedicated to the production of flight simulators.

This is a major boost for the UK aviation industry in an area close to Gatwick Airport, providing a world class manufacturing and training facility that will attract custom from the UK and internationally too.

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Council as developer

Surrey County Council is acting as the developer on land is owns in Crawley.

It follows a template first seen at Gatwick Diamond (picture below) on the adjacent site, which Surrey County Council developed for South East Coast Ambulance Service. The council believe this approach is a blueprint for others to follow in using land assets to provide long-term revenue streams that off-set cuts in other funding sources.

Gatwick Diamond external mid

Major Surrey presence

For Willmott Dixon, it's our latest in a long line of major developments in Surrey, typified by the HQ for the WWF and G-Live in Guildford.

Our company has a strong presence in the county thanks to our Cobham office which employs over 130 people in the region.