It is the contractor’s second retirement village contract award this month, following a £39.8m award for Rise Lodge Developments in Ascot.
Eastleigh’s Bishopstoke Park is being built for developer Anchor and comprises 170 properties and a 48-unit care home. Project architect is Urban Edge.
Bishopstoke Park was originally farmland which was converted into a house and grounds in 1870 before being transformed into a small hospital in the 20th century. Anchor intends to open the development in summer 2014.
Willmott Dixon will also build a new village centre complex for residents. Bishopstoke Park is similar to Denham Garden Village in Buckinghamshire, a retirement village that Willmott Dixon built for Anchor in three phases that was complete in 2009.
Chief operating officer for Willmott Dixon’s housing business, Charlie Scherer, said: “Bishopstoke Park will really make a difference to the provision of high-quality retirement housing in Hampshire, allowing residents to live independently while also benefiting from 24/7 on site care when needed. It will also help support the area around Eastleigh by keeping people together and bringing new jobs and amenities to this area. We’re delighted Anchor has chosen to work with us and build on our excellent relationship following Denham Garden Village. We look forward to applying the expertise and know-how from this and many other similar projects to realise the exciting vision that is Bishopstoke Park.”