Willmott Dixon secures £18m blue light contracts

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Willmott Dixon has secured another blue light contract, as its interiors arm secures projects worth £18m to refurbish existing Metropolitan Police stations in Peckham, Ilford, Colindale and Brixton

Willmott Dixon Interior’s specialist framework team secured the projects as part of the Metropolitan Police’s Minor and Intermediate Works Framework.

The framework is the procurement vehicle for the force to appoint contractors for projects ranging from £500k-£10m in value to update, modernise and rationalise its existing estate, creating better energy efficiency and working environments.

The company has secured 12 projects via the framework, which include the recently completed Marlowe House in Sidcup, where the team refurbished three floors of the 14-storey building to create a modern working environment for up to 2,000 people.

Secure accommodation projects

Graham Shaw, managing director for Willmott Dixon Interiors, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our work with the Metropolitan Police, our experienced teams understand the sensitivity required when delivering secure accommodation projects and it is a pleasure to be making such a positive difference to the Met’s working environment.”

Willmott Dixon has a strong track record in the blue light sector. It recently created a new state-of-the-art custody centre and operational hub for Devon and Cornwall Constabulary in Exeter as well as Lincolnshire Blue Light Campus – bringing together fire and rescue services, police force and ambulance service under one roof – and Birchin Way Custody Suite in Grimsby.

Previous projects

This announcement reinforces Willmott Dixon Interiors’ already extensive track-record for restoring property. Last year the company was appointed to refurbish Wolverhampton’s Civic Halls and is currently refurbishing Old Admiralty Building adjacent to Horse Guards Parade and The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Recently, it also upgraded Dagenham Civic Centre into Coventry University’s new London Campus, as well as turning the iconic former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington into a new HQ for the Design Museum.

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