Willmott Dixon wins contract to build $11m business hub in UK

WCN Editorial Team 27 Apr 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based construction services provider Willmott Dixon has been awarded a contract by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to deliver a new $11.1m (£8m) business centre and innovation hub in Goole, the UK.

To be built on the Goole 36 Enterprise Zone, the new building will provide flexible office and workshop space for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The new office development is phase one of the Rail accelerator and innovation solutions hub for Enterprise (RaisE).

It will include 3,200m2 of commercial floor space comprising office and workshop accommodation, conferencing facilities, as well as a communal café hub.

Willmott Dixon procured the phase one contract using the YORbuild2 framework and will be delivered together with East Riding Infrastructure & Facilities. It is expected to be completed in early 2022.

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has offered $2.1m (£1.5m) funding and Getting Building Fund through the Hull and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) has provided $1.38m (£1m) funding for the project.

The second phase of the project will see the construction of a £50m centre for rail and research and innovation developed between Siemens Mobility and the University of Birmingham.

Willmott Dixon North managing director Anthony Dillon said: “We’re proud to play our part in delivering such an important and exciting project, which will support and enable the Goole 36 Enterprise Zone to become a hub for the region’s SME businesses to thrive.

“Supporting our communities in these times of uncertainty is more important than ever, delivering RaisE will allow us to work with regional supply chain partners, creating employment opportunities for local young people, former members of our armed forces and ex-offenders as well as empowering local causes and organisations that directly impact the lives of those in need.”

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Rendering of RaisE business and innovation hub in Goole. Credit: Willmott Dixon.

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