Willmott Dixon wins place on south Wales care home framework

Leading construction firm Willmott Dixon in Wales has secured a place on a prestigious contractors’ framework in South Wales.

The Linc-Cymru framework expects to spend up to £30 million over the next four years building Care Homes, Extra Care Homes and other health related developments in South Wales. It will streamline the process of tendering, significantly reducing planning time and helping to control the cost of projects. Willmott Dixon is one of six contractors to have won a place.

Neal Stephens, managing director for Willmott Dixon in Wales, said: “We are excited to have won a highly sought-after place on the Linc-Cymru framework. We were up against some strong Welsh competitors, so the fact that we have been selected as one of the six contractors is fantastic.

“Throughout this four year framework, we intend to maintain our significant commitment to investing and growing the business within Wales by continuing to reinvest within the region: employing locally, using local suppliers and utilising local subcontractors to recycle the local pound.

“With the launch of Willmott Dixon Housing in Wales last year, we have been able to build upon our national expertise in this sector on a much more local level. Winning a place on this framework will help develop our housing & health sector business in Wales even further. The framework will also streamline the process of building care homes in south Wales, making it faster and more affordable. We look forward to hearing what our first tender will be.”

Willmott Dixon is currently constructing a number of care homes within the Wales and West division, including a 90 bed facility for Care UK in Cheltenham and a 32 bed facility for Merthyr County Borough Council.