The firm will start work in November on a £25m job to build Oakfields Community College under Middlesbrough’s £100m BSF programme.
Willmott Dixon managing director in the North Anthony Dillon said: “Our school building programme in Middlesbrough is having a huge impact on the area.
“It’s not just about transforming the experience that so many children will have at school, it’s the boost to the local economy, with 30% of subcontractor spend going to local firms and local people employed on site in various roles.”
Down south, Willmott Dixon today also celebrated being named preferred bidder on a £22m project to expand Bedford Academy.
Now its team will work with Bond Bryan Architects to develop the final stages of the design to submit details for planning at the end of next month
The council aims to sign the final contract for construction by spring 2011.
Chris Tredget, Willmott Dixon’s managing director in the Northern Homes Counties said: “The design by Bond Bryan Architects will provide flexibility to enable future expansion to meet long-term education demands throughout the building’s lifespan.
“The pupils’ learning environment will be further enhanced by abundant open spaces, natural light and natural ventilation to help create a stimulating place to learn and reduce its overall carbon footprint.”