Willmott Dixon has picked up a series of major contract awards the region recently, including a £20m contract to build new home for the Met Office’s £97m ‘super computer’ (it weighs 140 tonnes) at Exeter Science Park.
The contractor’s presence in the region began in 2013, since when it has delivered four schools in Plymouth and a free school in Exeter.
Initially ‘nearly ten people’ will be based full time in the office at 5 Park Five Business Centre and a further nine will use it when working on local sites.
Regional managing director Neal Stephens said: “With many projects already delivered and more in the pipeline, we feel now is the right time to establish an Exeter base to serve our customers and work with our local supply chain.”
Willmott Dixon’s Exeter office is headed by director of operations John Boughton, who said: “I’m very proud of our new team that we have brought together; they have a wide range of skills, professional experience and expertise to offer our customers. It’s also a big sign of our commitment to Exeter and we plan to grow substantially across the southwest in the next five years.”