Willmott Dixon to help build UK's first eco town
Willmott Dixon's credentials as one of the most prolific constructors of sustainable developments have been further strengthened with its appointment for the initial stage of the UK's first eco town, located in Bicester, Oxfordshire.
The company has won a £27m contract to build the first 94 of the planned 393 true zero carbon homes that will make up the initial phase of the North West Bicester (NW Bicester) eco-town.
The initial phase, known as The Exemplar, has already been awarded BioRegional's One Planet Living* status, making it just one of nine developments in the world to achieve this coveted mark of progress in sustainability.
NW Bicester aims to be a glimpse into the future of new residential developments that make minimal impact on the environment and promote sustainable lifestyles. This starts at the construction stage with zero waste going to landfill, using techniques and a supply chain that saw Willmott Dixon already achieve 95% waste division across all sites in 2013.
Further features that Willmott Dixon will deliver include achieving Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5, supported by PV solarpanels on every home (covering an average area of 34m2 per property), making it the UK's largest residential solar array and capable of generating power to supply 550 homes.