John O’Neill, head of Willmott Dixon’s fit-out arm Inspace, has left the firm just weeks after he was promoted to chief operating officer.
O’Neill left during the summer, shortly after Willmott Dixon restructured Inspace. A replacement will not be appointed.
Building understands that O’Neill was unhappy with the new structure, which added a design and space-planning arm to Inspace’s fit-out business.
Karim Khan is heading the fit-out arm, and Gerry Graville is in charge of design and space-planning.
Willmott Dixon refused to comment, and said it had signed a confidentiality agreement with O’Neill.
Willmott Dixon expects Inspace’s turnover to reach £25m this year, compared with £20m last year.Inspace has been awarded a £1m contract to fit out the office of telecoms firm 3Com at Hemel Hempstead. It also won a £300,000 deal to remodel some government offices in central London into accommodation for ministerial staff.