A2Dominion names Willmott Dixon as main contractor for eco town first phase

February 11, 2014
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A2Dominion has named Willmott Dixon as the main contractor for the infrastructure and initial stage of the Exemplar phase of the UK’s first eco town, North West Bicester (NW Bicester), in Oxfordshire.

As the UK’s second largest, privately-owned construction company, Willmott Dixon will work with A2Dominion to build the first 94 of the 393 planned highly efficient, true zero carbon homes on the Exemplar phase. The firm was chosen by A2Dominion for this ground-breaking development because of its reputation for delivering quality homes, the company’s dedication to sustainability and community-centred principles as a family-run organisation.

A2Dominion names Willmott DixonNW Bicester Project Director, Steve Hornblow, said: “We’re delighted to announce Willmott Dixon as the main contractor for NW Bicester.

“Not only does Willmott Dixon share our commitment to quality results, but importantly for this project, the company has experience in building sustainable projects, meeting set environmental targets and delivering local labour opportunities.
“NW Bicester is a pioneering project designed to enable people to live modern-day lifestyles with traditional values. The Exemplar phase will create a vibrant and resilient community where residents can enjoy sustainable living and benefit from a real community environment.”

Charlie Scherer, chief operating officer for Willmott Dixon’s housing company, added: “We are looking forward to working with A2Dominion on the UK’s first eco town, creating a truly flagship development for Bicester.
For more information about NW Bicester visit www.NWbicester.co.uk


1. NW Bicester is leading investment in the future by delivering the UK’s first eco-town. NW Bicester is a partnership between A2Dominion Group (one of the country’s leading providers of high quality housing for sale, shared ownership and rent) and Cherwell District Council (the local authority).

2. A2Dominion is one of the country’s leading providers of high quality housing with over 34,000 homes across London and southern England and thousands more in development. Originally established over 60 years ago, it has received numerous awards and accreditations, including ‘Investor in People Gold’ and ‘Positive about Disabled People’ status.