Delamere Forest visitor centre

Willmott Dixon has signed a £9m contract with Forestry England for the construction of a new visitor centre at Delamere Forest in Cheshire.

Scope of works includes a new, larger cafe and a new car park, Solar panels, a ground source heat pump, sustainable drainage and rainwater harvesting are all features of the scheme.

The cafe will support a new development that Forestry England and its business partner Forest Holidays have been allowed to build in the forest – 67 holiday cabins.

Willmot Dixon will start work later this month on the visitor centre and finishthe main phase of works by summer 2020.

The contract was procured through Scape’s Major Works framework.