Another step forward for Stockport Interchange
Demolition begins at Stockport’s old bus station to make way for multi-million-pound interchange with rooftop park and 196 new apartments in a landmark development
LCP framework gives company opportunity to bid for housing, educational, heritage and leisure projects
Willmott Dixon has been named on a South East framework that was used for the award-winning refurbishment of Alexandra Palace’s East Wing to create a venue that hosts some of the UK’s best entertainment acts.
The newly restored east wing at Alexandra Palace is a LCP project
The London Borough of Haringey used the London Construction Programme (LCP) framework to procure Willmott Dixon to deliver the complex renewal of the iconic building, which was completed in late 2018. The project was recently recognised by RIBA for awards in its London, Conservation and National categories, with its use of the ‘arrested decay’ concept of renovation regarded as one of the best examples currently visible in the UK
Willmott Dixon has followed this up by landing a place on the next iteration of the LCP framework, which gives it access to £3bn of potential local authority procured workload over the next five years in London, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Middlesex, Berkshire, Surrey, Kent and Sussex.
The company will be able to bid for essential infrastructure and residential work that drives growth in a post-Brexit Britain, having gained a position on lots that deal with the procurement housing, education, leisure, historical and heritage capital projects. Alongside Alexandra Palace, the recent LCP was used to appoint Willmott Dixon to build the UK’s first Passivhaus secondary school, in Sutton, plus Hounslow’s Waste Recycling depot.
Chris Tredget, managing director for Willmott Dixon in North London:
“We’ve delivered some fantastic new projects under the LCP framework that are a huge asset to London. So the team are looking forward to continuing our collaborative work under LCP with public bodies to ensure we achieve tangible benefits for tax payers by combining the buying power of London’s public sector, avoiding duplication of effort, capturing best procurement practice and sharing information.”
The LCP framework, led by the London Borough of Haringey, was established in 2012 and currently has a membership of 43 local authorities. The new framework replaces the existing LCP Major Works Framework 2014 which expired in May 2019.
Follows the appointment in August to build a Passivhaus leisure centre for Spelthorne Borough Council
The extension and refurbishment project will enable the school to offer improved specialist facilities to 127 pupils, aged between four and 19 years old
The partnership will see the two firms collaborate, allowing them to deliver a wider range of healthcare construction projects than they could do individually
Our team took top honours at the 2021 Construction Manager of the Year Awards, which recognises the nation’s best project managers.
The intricate refurbishment will include reshaping the seating and stage to allow live performances with improved sightlines, while original features including the ziggurat ceiling and the building’s frontage will be restored to their former glory.
Willmott Dixon’s Construction and Interiors businesses will work in partnership with a range of charities, social enterprises and community groups and conservationists.