Willmott Dixon has been awarded a £34 million contract to build the History Centre in Plymouth.
Willmott Dixon will now work with Plymouth City Council through a pre-contract agreement to develop the building and construction elements of the project and prepare the site ready for a second-stage contract award later this autumn.
The conpany’s track record for restoring Grade 2 listed property and creating world famous heritage attractions was further underlined by this appointment.
It’s a continuation of the construction growth in the South West, following the opening of its Exeter office and the project to build a home for the Met Office’s new supercomputer.
Councillor Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council said: “Willmott Dixon were awarded the contract after a highly competitive tender process and we’re really pleased to have them on board.
“As well as in-depth knowledge of the sector they demonstrated how they would inspire Plymothians to build for Plymouth and invest in the communities that support culture. This makes their appointment a great fit for the History Centre.”
Councillor Glenn Jordan, Cabinet Member for Culture said: “Willmott Dixon has a wealth of experience in helping to create buildings that are both functional and iconic.
“We were particularly impressed with their recent regeneration of a former Grade 2 listed building into a new home for the Gwent Records Office.
“This was a project that breathed new life into a property of more than 100 years old – so much like our ambitions for the History Centre.”