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Social Value At The Heart Of Willmott Dixons Redevelopment Of Spindles Town Square

Willmott Dixon, one of the Procure Partnerships Framework Contractor Partners, has started work on Spindles Town Square, on behalf of Oldham Council.

This Project was procured via the Procure Partnerships North West Framework with Willmott Dixon appointed under a two stage mini competition. The project is currently being monitored via Compliance Chain.

During this major transformation, the company will demolish the former TJ Hughes unit as part of a broader masterplan to create a 450,000 square foot development that will include a new market, flexible offices, event space, and a heritage archive.

Anthony Dillon, managing director for Willmott Dixon in the north, said: “As an Oldham-based company, we are really proud to be appointed to continue to play our part in shaping the future of the town centre alongside Oldham Council. Our focus is all about how we can deliver brilliant buildings, transform lives, strengthen communities and enhance the environment so our towns are fit for future generations.”

“Our role here means that the Spindles Town Square redevelopment will be built for the people of Oldham by the people of Oldham, and we will work with our local supply chain partners to create sustainable employment opportunities and a lasting positive legacy in this community.”

A £10m social value package will also be delivered as part of the company’s ‘Upskilling in the Community’ plan. Willmott Dixon will create 16 local jobs – two of which will go to long-term unemployed residents.

They pledge to spend £9m on local suppliers, over £500k on Oldham micro, small and medium businesses, as well as a full refurbishment of Fitton Hill Community Facility and the support of local charities and organisations.

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