Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon is a privately owned contracting, residential development and property support business.[3]

Willmott Dixon
Private Limited Company
Founded1852 by John Willmott[1]
HeadquartersLetchworth Garden City, United Kingdom
Key people
Rick Willmott, Group Chief Executive
Revenue£1,323.2 million (2016)[2]
£36.0 million (2018)[2]
£30.0 million (2018)[2]
Number of employees
3,024 (2016)[2]


The company was founded in 1852 by John Willmott.[4] In 2001, Rick Willmott became the fifth generation of the Willmott family to lead the business.[4] In March 2013, Willmott Dixon invested £1 million in the 4Life Academy which is located in Perry Barr, Birmingham.[5]


Willmott Dixon has several business streams including construction, residential construction and interior fit-out and refurbishment.[6]

Major projects

Major projects involving the company have included:

The company's development division is the developer of Brentford FC's new Community Stadium at Lionel Road South in Brentford, London, due to complete in 2021.[15] It is also working with Poplar HARCA to redevelop Aberfeldy Village in Poplar, London, due to complete in 2024.[16]

Since its construction, Orchard Village has been beset with problems of build quality and estate management which have been widely reported in the media, in particular by The Romford Recorder.[17][18][19]


In 2019 the company was listed as no. 4 in the East of England Region of the Mid-Range businesses of the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for.[20] It also won a Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2014, 2018 and 2019.[21]


  1. The story of John Willmott & sons, Willmott Dixon Group
  2. "Annual Review 2018". Willmott Dixon. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  3. "2010 Sunday Times Top Track 100". Sunday Times. 20 June 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-12. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  4. It does not take much to say well done Camden FB, 15 December 2011, retrieved 11 March 2012
  5. "Birmingham leader commends Willmott Dixon's approach to skills in the city". Midland Businbess News. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  6. "What we do". Willmott Dixon. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  7. "Aylesbury Waterside Theatre: Leading role". Building. 25 July 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  8. "Willmott takes stage on £10m Worcester Arena". Construction Enquirer. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  9. "Spenhill's Woolwich Central construction workforce peaks at 700". Spenhill. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  10. "Willmott Dixon to fit out Design Museum". Construction Index. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  11. "Project of the year: £20m to £50m". Construction News. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  12. "Made in Dagenham – a construction epic / Orchard Village starts the countdown for the completion of Phase One". Circle. 8 November 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  13. "At least Twickenham's new hospitalty is a winner". Building. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  14. "Willmott Dixon completes Alexandra Palace restoration". Development Finane Today. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  15. FC, Brentford. "Brentford FC and Willmott Dixon sign Development Agreement for Brentford Community Stadium at Lionel Road South". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  16. "Willmott Dixon to start on £250m East End estate". 13 July 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  17. Farand, Chloe. "Call for building inspection at 'nightmare' Orchard Village estate, Rainham". Romford Recorder.
  18. Farand, Chloe. "Watchdog opens investigation over 'shocking' energy bills at Orchard Village, Rainham". Romford Recorder. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  19. Gelder, Sam. "Nightmare new homes in Rainham estate have leaks, damp and bad wiring". Ilford Recorder. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  20. "Best companies". Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  21. "Willmott Dixon marks Queen's Awards hat trick". UK Science Park Association. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
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