Willmott Dixon wins £1m schools contract

The Midlands office of contractor Willmott Dixon has been appointed to  improve the buildings of two schools in Northamptonshire.

The work is primarily to modernise the structure of Kingswood Primary School in Corby and Ruskin Infant School in Wellingborough, which were built more than 40 years ago. It marks a return to Corby for the contractor behind the award-winning Corby-East Midlands International Pool.

Construction has started on site with work expected to be completed at Ruskin Infant School in November this year and at Kingswood Primary School in January 2012.  

Willmott Dixon successfully tendered for the works, with a combined total of more than £1 million, via Northamptonshire County Council’s procurement framework.

Martin Adie, Willmott Dixon operations director, said: “Willmott Dixon has a proven track record in delivering construction projects within the education sector on behalf of local authorities, so we were pleased to be awarded the contracts for the Kingswood and Ruskin schools.

“These are the first contracts Willmott Dixon has won as part of the framework and we’re looking forward to working more with the council in the future to help deliver improved school buildings and facilities for children in Northamptonshire.”

Willmott Dixon has received a commendation from Northamptonshire County Council for its health and safety management at Ruskin Infant School. The Council awarded the commendation following routine inspections by its Property Standards Inspectors, who described the level of health and safety management at the site as “exceptionally good”.

Willmott Dixon already has a large presence in Northampton. Alongside the recent Corby-East Midlands International Pool, it is also building three academies around Kettering; Malcolm Arnold Academy, Northampton, Kettering Science Academy and Kettering Buccleuch Academy.

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