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Willmott Dixon Sets up New Plymouth Office

Willmott Dixon Sets up New Plymouth Office
23 April 2021
 

Willmott Dixon has invested in a permanent base in Plymouth, emphasising its support for the region.

Following its completion of The Box, the restored museum and gallery, Willmott Dixon is underlining its support for Plymouth’s future as a gateway for growth across Devon and Cornwall by setting up a permanent base in the city.   

Willmott Dixon’s new office is in Thrive Hub, 25 The Crescent, and the move is part of the company’s ethos of being close to its customers, and allows the company to further expand its network of local SMEs who are vital for delivering projects like The Box. 

 

The Box

Picture: a photograph of The Box from the air

 

Local Links to Plymouth

 

The company has been active in Plymouth for a number of years and was responsible for delivering the St Matthew's CE Academy and Knowle School five years ago to create nearly 1,000 new school places.  This was followed by the extensive restoration of The Box, a local cultural icon celebrating 400 years since the sailing of the Mayflower to America. 

During the project, approximately £18m of total spend on The Box was in the PL postcode. 

In addition, through working with Building Plymouth, the restoration of The Box provided over 30 work experience placements, 16 apprenticeships and 11 jobs through the National Skills Academy.   

Neal Stephens, Managing Director for Willmott Dixon in the South West region said: “We are delighted to be opening a new office in Plymouth, providing significant opportunity to contribute to the local pound.  This is the next chapter in our investment to the region, following our role in delivering major projects across Devon that are contributing to growth and supporting local businesses.  

“As the UK continues to recover from the economic impact of coronavirus, Plymouth has a very bright future, with the impending Freeport and exciting plans for the Civic Centre and Guildhall pointing towards a sustained period of growth and investment in the region. We aim to play our part in supporting that growth.” 

Picture: a photograph of Willmott Dixon's new Plymouth-based team at Smeaton's Tower on Plymouth Hoe. From left to right: Steve Bromley, Rob Woolcock, Shirley Halford and James Robins

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 23 April 2021

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