Role at council's Westmead development follows previous projects to deliver 112 homes on Harrow Road and 197 homes at Dudley House in Paddington

Willmott Dixon has secured its latest residential project for Westminster City Council, a £29 million scheme to build 65 new affordable homes on Tavistock Road as part of the council’s Fairer Westminster strategy.

Known as Westmead, the six-storey building will seek to achieve the AECB CarbonLite™ New Build standard which is a benchmark for improved comfort, health, energy and carbon performance. This will be done through a mix of PV panels, exhaust air heat pumps and stringent air tightness measures ensuring that the homes provide optimum energy efficiency for future residents. It will also include improved green space for the wider community and 121 new cycle spaces.

The contract follows Willmott Dixon’s recent completion of 112 homes on 300 Harrow Road for the council, which itself followed the company’s building of 197 homes on the 22-storey Dudley House in Paddington.

Like at Harrow Road and Dudley House, Willmott Dixon is working with CGL Architects to continue the close collaboration the two companies have working with Westminster City Council to create its new generation of affordable homes for local residents for the Fairer Westminster strategy.

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Work will start this month and complete towards the end of 2025. Stewart Brundell, managing director at Willmott Dixon in north London and Northern Homes Counties, said:

“We are delighted to be working again with Westminster City Council and collaborating with CGL Architects for our third project together. It is fantastic to build on the success of the two previous projects to continue providing high-quality, affordable homes for the residents of Westminster.”

Cllr Matt Noble, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Renters said:

“We’re really pleased to be working with Willmott Dixon again after the recent completion of our 300 Harrow Road scheme. The Westmead development will see 65 much needed genuinely affordable homes in the North of the borough. This continues our drive to building a Fairer Westminster for everyone.”

David Kay, Architect, Child Graddon Lewis said:

"The design-led scheme navigates complex site levels and supports the retention of mature trees, whilst taking architectural references from the surrounding conservation areas and late 20th Century neighbouring housing schemes. The simplicity of form is complemented by a rich, confident and high-quality material palette. Further, improvements to the surrounding existing green space will provide benefits for the whole community.
"From developing the scheme with Westminster City Council to RIBA stage 3, we are pleased to be taking the project forward to completion with the team at Willmott Dixon."

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