Willmott Dixon has been at the forefront of the country’s largest school-building programme, delivering schemes worth more than £48million over the last five years alone.
Croydon Council is continuing to deliver places to meet need across the borough and its latest commitments include provision for 1,500 primary and 4,000 secondary spaces with the intention of a further 750 for children with special educational needs.
Willmott Dixon has generated thousands of new school places at Rylands; Whitehorse Manor (Brigstock), Forestdale; Haling Road; Stroud Green; Oasis Arena; Chestnut Park Primary School; Christchurch School; Chipstead; Fiveways/Harris Academy; Ark Oval; Heathfield Academy; Canterbury Mills; Heavers Farm and St John’s.
Stephen Parker, Willmott Dixon’s company sales and marketing manager, said: “We’re proud of our role to help deliver the Croydon school expansion plan and use our dedicated experienced team to turn council projects from concept to completion on time and on budge.
“We work diligently on site to create as little disruption to the community as possible.
“Croydon continues to grow and develop at a fast pace and is starting to be seen as a more exciting, vibrant place to live, work and do business.
In addition, Willmott Dixon has backed skills development and opportunities through apprenticeships schemes and a construction traineeship run in partnership with the charity Lives not Knives.