A construction company has been appointed to deliver the first phase of Telford’s exciting ‘Station Quarter’ project.
It comes less than a month after the project secured £22.3 million from the Government’s Towns Fund.
The development, planned between the town’s railway station and Telford Town Centre, will include a Digital Skills and Enterprise Hub run by Telford College and the University of Wolverhampton.
Willmott Dixon, one of the country’s leading construction companies, has been selected by Telford & Wrekin Council as its preferred contractor and development partner to undertake the first phase of work on the Station Quarter.
Council leader, Cllr Shaun Davies, described the project as ‘a transformational development for Telford’.
He said: “Willmott Dixon will now be working with the council and partners to support design development in preparation for the submission of a planning application later this year as well as supporting the council to prepare business cases, which is the next stage in securing the Town Investment Funding.”
Founded in 1852 and now a £1 billion-a-year business, Willmott Dixon was appointed following an in-depth evaluation exercise which looked at experience and capability, social and environmental performance, and value for money.
The decision was made by an assessment panel which included representatives from the council, plus Telford College and Wolverhampton University.
David Atkinson, regional head of land and development for Willmott Dixon, said: “The Station Quarter is a highly accessible site and we’re keen to unlock its potential to support the wider regeneration of Telford town centre.
“We have ambitious plans to deliver highly-sustainable, new homes, educational space, and leisure facilities supported by new public realm and green spaces.”