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Willmott Dixon Chosen for £25.6m Schemes

Willmott Dixon has been appointed to deliver Kensington & Chelsea Council’s ambitious New Homes Delivery Programme.

The company will provide two housing schemes for the council, which were procured via the SCF Framework. The larger project will be at Kensal Road, where Willmott Dixon will deliver a £17.1 million development that will see 37 homes above new ground-floor commercial accommodation. The five-storey building, which will complete in autumn 2022, will also benefit from shared garden space and a podium deck with a large, landscaped terrace.

Willmott Dixon will also deliver an £8.5 million development at Hewer Street which will provide 20 homes, seeing completion in winter 2022/23. Both the Kensal Road and Hewer Street projects will include air source heat pumps which eliminate the need for gas, providing a sustainable heating solution.

Cllr Kim Taylor-Smith, Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Housing, said: “Seeing the first spades in the ground at these sites is an exciting moment in our mission to provide much-needed good-quality homes across our borough, including at least 300 at social rent.

“There’s no single, simple solution to London’s housing crisis and that’s why we have committed to reduce the number of empty homes, push developers to provide more social housing and develop a policy to provide affordable housing for key workers.”

Roger Forsdyke, Managing Director for Willmott Dixon’s London & South Region, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Kensington & Chelsea Council on their bold New Homes Delivery Programme, creating much-needed homes for local residents and providing a minimum of half for social rent.

“We have a proud history of delivering housing for local authorities across London. Through our specialist local supply chain and social value programmes, we are looking forward to the opportunity to generate local prosperity within the community.”

The appointment to these two projects by Kensington & Chelsea Council is the latest housing scheme for a London borough by Willmott Dixon.

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