Willmott Dixon to deliver Lincolnshire Public Sector Hub

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Willmott Dixon has been appointed to deliver a new £7m Public Sector Hub facility in Horncastle that will also provide new college space

The new hub is one of the town’s most significant developments to date and will become East Lindsey District Council’s new headquarters alongside providing further education space for Boston College.

Procured using the Scape National Major Works framework, the shared space, which is due to complete in summer 2022, will allow the council to relocate from its current headquarters in Manby in order to streamline services and reduce its maintenance costs and carbon footprint.

Alongside the benefit of being housed in a more sustainable building, the council’s move to Horncastle places it at the heart of the district.

Throughout the project, Willmott Dixon will ensure 14% of the contract value is invested back into the region.

This will be delivered through community initiatives, such as projects with local university students, careers events with Boston College, as well as using local social enterprises, local businesses and local labour.

Accelerating the delivery of sustainable buildings

Nick Heath, director of delivery at Willmott Dixon, said: “We’re very pleased to be given the go-ahead to help East Lindsey District Council create a new headquarters and further education facility that aligns with its environmental targets and also represents long-term savings on its current outdated facility.”

“As well as helping to support the council in its battle against climate change, the new hub will develop the partnership between the council and Boston College by delivering long-awaited further education facilities to the local area, enabling learning for future generations across the region.

Mark Robinson, group chief executive at SCAPE, said: “The new college and Public Sector Hub will not only bring economic benefits to the area but will also support East Lindsey Council‘s sustainability agenda.

“At SCAPE we’re proud to play a part in accelerating the delivery of sustainable buildings that will help to ease the climate emergency.

“We’re pleased that the students from Boston College and our public sector colleagues will be housed in a state-of-the-art eco-friendly building as we work together as a nation towards our 2030 net-zero target.”

Architect Bond Bryan worked alongside the council and Willmott Dixon to design the cost-effective, sustainable build.

James Woodhouse, associate director, at Bond Bryan, said: “We are delighted that the Public Sector Hub project is starting and look forward to continuing our collaborative relationship with Willmott Dixon, East Lindsey District Council, Boston College and the design team.

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