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Willmott Dixon – New school development

Willmott Dixon – New school development

Customer: Willmott Dixon Partnership Homes

Project Location: Cotton End Forest Primary School, Bedford

Project Overview: New school development

Package Size: £360,000


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The Lockmetal team have recently completed a statement cladding project on the Cotton End Primary School in Bedford. The project run by Willmott Dixon has created 630 new school places within a unique setting, embedded in the edge of a community forest.



The £360,000 cladding project was part of the overall £9.7 Million project, on which Lockmetal designed, supplied and installed:

• Thermowood secret fix timber cladding system
• Lockmetal shingle cladding system
• Lockmetal polyester powder coated pressed aluminium cill system
• Marley Equitone Pictura cladding system

To achieve this Lockmetal firstly undertook a review of all package information, which formed the basis of their submission.

Further meetings followed which included key technical and contracts staff from Lockmetal to ensure our offering met Willmott Dixon and their client’s requirements in respect of quality, specification, accreditation, program and price. Our project delivery team understand  that tackling design issues early in a project make successful outcome more likely. Crucially Lockmetal was able to demonstrate a good track record with Willmott Dixon and other similar organisations fulfilling this type of contract.



During the material production and installation phases, engagement with Willmott Dixon management staff
and co-ordination with the other sub-contractors became key, ensuring the project came to completion on time and in budget. Willmott Dixon and their Client are pleased with the outcome and the building looks outstanding!


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