Dixon is delivering the £80m Dudley House development in Paddington for
Westminster City Council, combining a residential tower with a new home for
Marylebone Boys' School and modern
community space for the Central Pentecostal Church.
part of the Paddington basin regeneration, will offer 197 new intermediate
affordable homes to rent for people living or working in Westminster, while it
also allows Marylebone Boys' School to move to a permanent home from its temporary
location in Brent. The school's intake at its new home will start at 480
pupils, with an eventual population of 840, including a mixed sixth form.
latest addition to the Paddington basin will see the school ready for September
2018 followed by the homes in Spring 2019. It is another example of Willmott
Dixon’s flexibility to combine construction and housing skills to create a
large mixed-used scheme. The project aims to achieve BREEAM ‘very good’ to
underline the energy and cost effectiveness of the homes and school.
Tredget, managing director of Willmott Dixon in Hitchin: “
This will soon
be an important part of the Paddington Basin helping to provide new homes and
school places. Importantly, it plays to our strengths and know-how of working
on tight, constrained sites in urban locations.”
added, “It’s a great opportunity for Willmott Dixon to provide sustainable
homes that keep costs down for residents and provide a new home for Marylebone
Boys School with a first class learning environment for the students.”
Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader of
Westminster City Council, said: “Affordable housing is one of our top priorities, and I’m
delighted to see work progressing on this key site as part of the council’s
commitment to creating great places where people are proud to live and work.
The new homes will help address the demand for much-needed affordable homes for
working people and their families, and build a thriving, successful community
in the heart of Westminster.”