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£38m care contract awarded

Willmott Dixon has been named preferred bidder by Housing 21 to deliver five care facilities under a £38m contract.

The contract is part of the non-profit care provider’s PPP arrangement with Warwickshire County Council that will see Willmott Dixon deliver five elderly care facilities starting in 2012.

The facilities will be built over a two-year construction programme starting in 2012 with care homes in Rugby, Bedworth, Atherstone, Alcester and Stratford-upon-Avon.  When completed in 2014, it will give Warwickshire 355 new extra care units, along with 21 self contained bungalows.

The five homes will be delivered by Willmott Dixon’s Midlands office and the company is teaming up with a consultancy team that includes Birmingham-based architect Glancy Nicholls, along with Cox Turner Morse, structural engineer and Davis Landgon, QS. 

In 2008, Willmott Dixon worked with Housing 21 to improve Walsall Borough Council’s care facilities in a similar PPP arrangement. On that occasion, Willmott Dixon as constructor built extra care sheltered housing on six sites to provide 325 new apartments.