We're the UK's biggest builder of schools, delivering over 100 in the last three years

Willmott Dixon is the country’s leading builder of schools and colleges. In the past five years alone, we’ve delivered 30,000 new school places.

Watch how we delivered schools for Croydon

Our work includes:

Our work has applauded by Government and countless local education authorities, as well as organisations like The Times Educational Supplement and the British Council for School Environments.

See above a short film on how we work with schools' curriculum

Head Teachers have been similarly impressed – among them, the Head Master of Eton, who praised our work at Holyport College, the recently created Free School near Maidenhead which Eton sponsors.

BELOW: Refurbishment of Haggerston School, Hackney, London.

We know how important it is to construct buildings that inspire children and teachers to new heights of educational attainment.

And judges of the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award described our work in delivering the new City of London Academy as “brilliant, inspiring, a knock-out!”


We often use standardised designs gives our schools clients greater certainty over cost, quality, programme, and end-user experience. Our approach includes use of BIM, component-led design, strategic procurement, and the promotion of off-site manufacturing wherever beneficial.Our standardised designs can be used in the healthcare, education and leisure sectors.

Sunesis is the market leader in delivering pre-designed buildings in the schools sector. It is a joint venture between Scape and Willmott Dixon, and is built on the combined experience of public sector know-how and private expertise.