Willmott Dixon has been selected to build a new secure children’s home on the edge of Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The scheme, funded by the Department for Education, will provide secure accommodation for vulnerable children as well as being a national resource for secure accommodation.
Kier is the architect of plans for the 28-bed secure facility, which will be located in Bonemill Lane on the outskirts of the town and were approved three weeks ago.
Willmott Dixon director Nick Heath said: “The new building has been designed to support the young people to get their lives back on track using a whole host of facilities including on-site education, wellbeing, vocational and sports facilities, as well as delivering against important sustainability credentials to make the building’s legacy especially evident.”
Solar panels ad power storage should take the building close to net zero in operation, the contractor said. The development will also feature a new service road, a car park, a surface water attenuation pond, and landscaped areas.
The scheme has been procured via the Pagabo major works framework.