Birmingham contractor scoops national accolade

Birmingham contractor scoops national accolade

Birmingham-based contractor Willmott Dixon is celebrating after scooping one of the construction industry’s most prestigious awards.

The firm beat off competition from across the industry to be named Sustainable Company of the Year at the Construction News Awards.

The award recognises Willmott Dixon’s commitment to sustainability across the business as well as excellence within the projects it undertakes across the UK.  

The company won the award for reducing its carbon emissions by 31% relative to turnover since 2010, and diverting 95% of construction waste away from landfill sites. It is also the only company in the sector to be carbon neutral and invests £2.5m each year in community related projects.

James Wilcox, sustainability manager at Willmott Dixon, said: “We are very proud of our commitment to ensuring that the business is as sustainable as possible; it is very much part of our ethos.

“Not only that, but we work hard to ensure that the projects we deliver are as environmentally efficient as possible, striving to attain the highest industry standards wherever we can – so we are thrilled to have won this award.”

Willmott Dixon has worked on a number of high profile schemes in the West Midlands including the Curzon Building at Birmingham City University – a hi-tech building that achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Chris Hufford, operations manager at Willmott Dixon, said: “The Construction News Awards pit you against the industry’s finest and we are very proud to have been awarded the Sustainable Company of the Year accolade.

“It is testament to the hard work of the entire team here at Willmott Dixon and commitment to promoting sustainability both within the business and throughout our projects.”

 

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