Heathfield Academy


  • Client

    London Borough of Croydon

  • Contractor

    Willmott Dixon logo

  • Value


  • Completion Date

    October 2017

Architects: Hunters

Project Managers: Mott MacDonald

Quantity Surveyors: Keegans

Services: Van Zyl & de Villiers

Heathfield Academy

The Challenge

Heathfield Academy had plans on being the “school of choice” for parents and children in the near future following our work to create its new home. Prior to the team building their new school home, Heathfield Academy was on a temporary site before moving to its new purpose built facility in Aberdeen Road. Extremely tight and built up surrounding residential property meant detailed planning was needed for just in time deliveries of materials and plant. Willmott Dixon meticulous logistical planning ensured zero harm and delivered on time.

The Solution

Early supply chain engagement ensured Willmott Dixon Technical Programme Manager was able to increase productivity to the benefit of LB Croydon. Having a tight site significantly reduced site storage putting pressure on timeline. Engaging a logistics-led solution throughout preconstruction and then into construction significantly reduced construction risks. The project went smoothly and was completed to budget and on time.

The Results

Now the new school boost brilliant facilities with two halls, modern ICT suite, library, learning deck on the roof, plus small group rooms and a therapy space to support children with special educational needs. Heathfield was awarded 2019 SECBE ‘Project of the Year’.




SME Spend


Added Value


Client Satisfaction

Client Testimonials

This beautiful new school is a brilliant addition to Croydon’s ever-growing number of places where parents can choose to send their children. Croydon has invested hugely in ensuring every child has a place, and as a result every parent who applies on time is assured of getting an offer.

Thank you so much to your team for doing such an amazing job. The word “no” has been in no one’s vocabulary this week and we really appreciate your support! Neil and his team have been absolutely incredible. We have been very fortunate to have them “watching our backs” and seeing to all our requests no matter how big or small! They will most certainly be missed once they move out. It will be bitter sweet.

Contractor Performance | Commitments


Regular payments and payment periods not exceeding 30 days


99% of waste diverted from landfill


Zero harm


  • All the future pupils visited the site during construction. They also witnessed the dismantling of the crane. A good opportunity to introduce construction to the children.
  • Willmott Dixon have been offering additional training through Fushion. They have been providing facilities training to the Academy.
  • Fushion are going to continue support by regularly visiting the Academy for retraining on the facilities.


Handover & Aftercare Contractor Promise

SCF Framework Manager

James Wright

Email: james.wright@hants.gov.uk

Phone: 07761 330560

Contractor Framework Manager

Guy Dawes

Email: guy.dawes@willmottdixon.co.uk

Phone: 07989179444