Willmott Dixon's work to create Get Busy Living Centre wins RICS' National Community Benefit Award
Willmott Dixon's work with Matt Hampson to deliver a rehabilitation centre in Leicestershire for injured athletes and their families won the National Community Benefit Award at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS) grand final in London. The scheme had already won two RICS East Midlands Awards earlier in the year - Community Benefit and Project of the Year.
The ambitious project saw a former aircraft hangar transformed by Willmott Dixon into a state-of-the-art facility for those who have suffered life-changing injuries through sport.
To make the centre happen, Willmott Dixon engaged with local communities to get involved in the scheme and the Centre’s legacy. It also raised £40k by inviting local people to purchase paving slabs surrounding the centre and engrave them personally.