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Wilmott Dixon: Customer Success Story


Wilmott Dixon

Project Type

Various commercial, High Security, Education, Health and Leisure.


Across all of the UK

The Background

Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group. Founded in 1852, their purpose is to deliver brilliant buildings, transform lives, strengthen communities and enhance the environment so our world is fit for future generations.

Like Procter, they are long-established, and over the past 168 years their values have remained the same; to strengthen society’s well-being and enhance life chances.

Willmott Dixon are committed to building strong relationships with their key suppliers, and reward those that work with them to achieve mutual goals through early engagement, collaboration and access to key business initiatives.

Procter have a proven record with collaborating with Willmott Dixon to share knowledge and tackle important issues around perimeter security. Furthermore, similarities in our background and family values have enabled us to build a strong, open and positive relationship that has helped deliver a large number of projects.

About Us

Our mission at Procter is to ensure our customers can operate with peace of mind knowing that they have most appropriate safety and security solutions for their people, business and their customers.

We strive to be the most trusted company in our chosen markets and provide complex turnkey solutions for security and safety compliant environments.

As you expect from a company established in 1740, we have the knowledge, experience and expertise to provide for any matters relating to high-security perimeter protection, providing fencing, gate, access control and street furniture solutions.

The Solution

Procter Contracts have worked closely with Willmott Dixon teams across the UK to deliver effective perimeter security solutions across a range of sectors, solutions and project sizes.

We value and take pride in our people, our partnerships and our customers and believe that together we will deliver exceptional work and build long lasting relationships. We take ownership and are trusted and driven to achieve the outcomes our clients want.

We are committed to deliver innovative solutions and confidence to our customers and in the last two years alone this work has included just some of the following projects:

iAero Innovation Centre, Yeovil
The purpose-built iAero (Yeovil) Centre is a high-value technology innovation hub for prototyping and testing the next generation of helicopters and other rotorcraft, one of very few such buildings in the world.

Most notably, we installed a’Crash Gate’ that measured over 16m wide. The double leaf frangible gate is designed to be driven through even if closed, without major damage to rescue vehicles allowing prompt intervention. We also installed an extensive range of Security Fencing, Barriers and Bin Stores.

South Wales Police (Police Learning Centre), Bridgend
Wilmott Dixon were tasked with delivering a £45m purpose-built facility to house all the teaching requirements within one building on one site.
We supplied all security fencing, security gates and an extensive range of our market leading timber fencing. This job was finished on time, on budget, and to a high standard.

Parklands Educate Together Primary School
Procter worked with Wilmott Dixon on this new 420-place primary and nursery primary school as part of North Somerset County Council’s £40 million investment. The building consists of 14 modern classrooms, as well as a multi-use games area, main hall, hard and soft informal play areas and a habitat area.
Procter installed over 850 lm of security mesh fencing, as well as a range of complimentary double & single leaf access and vehicle gates, MUGA railings, Timber fencing, palisade fencing and railings.

London Screen Academy
The multi-million pound project included the refurbishment of 80,000 square feet of space at 62-66 Highbury Grove in Islington, creating a new sixth form school with specialist areas including editing suites and music and performance spaces.
Procter designed, manufactured and installed a range of bespoke automated gates for the project.

Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital
The hospital is a medical facility providing assessment and treatment services for people with learning disabilities.
Procter were involved throughout, delivering initial site hoarding, through to the timber fencing that followed.

University Hospital Llandough
Procter assisted the team at Wilmott Dixon to help deliver a new Spinal Rehabilitation Unit for NHS Wales.
This project showcased our ability to be a “single-source for perimeter security solutions” as we delivered a range of security rated gates, perimeter security fencing, as well as eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing timer and acoustic fencing.

We worked with Procter Contracts on a £28million scheme in West Wales. Their approach from day one was collaborative and helpful and from tender through to completion and snagging Procter Contracts provided us with an attentive and professional service which sets them apart from their peers. Their operatives on site were always willing to help and were self-regulating when it came to snagging works and rectifying any minor defects. When unforeseen problems were encountered they were dealt with in a timely, decisive and controlled manner ensuring handover of the build was not put in jeopardy. Everything that was asked of them the delivered on which in turn contributed to an extremely successful project. Easy to use and deal with and would have no hesitation in working with Procter Contracts again.
Rhodri Bowen, Operations Manager, Willmott Dixon