Contractor targeting growth in the south west after recent project wins in the region

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Willmott Dixon has opened an office in Exeter as it targets growth in the south west.

It comes after the contractor recently won several projects in the region, including a deal to build a £20m new home for the Met Office’s ‘super computer’ at Exeter Science Park (pictured).

The firm’s presence in the region started less than three years ago and since then it has delivered four schools in Plymouth and a free school in Exeter.

Willmott Dixon said it has “more work opportunities in the pipeline” in the region, which “underlines the growth opportunities in the south west.”

Ten people will be based full-time at the Exeter office, with a further nine using the office when working on local sites.

Willmott Dixon’s managing director for the region, 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.”