Old Woking Sheltered Housing – Hale End Court


  • Client

    Woking Borough Council

  • Contractor

  • Value


  • Completion Date

    October 2021

Architects: HNW Architects

The Challenge

To emphasise independent living – to design and develop a high-quality, sustainable, and purpose-built living facility whilst providing aspects of extra care distinguishing the facility from a typical residential care facility.

Adapted construction working practices – construction commenced in August 2020 and handed over in October 2021

Maintaining cost predictability within budget allowances

The Solution

The apartments have been designed to exceed nationally described space standards provide familiar accommodation that can be adapted to each resident’s needs. Residents can enjoy living independently while also being supported when needed.

The Willmott Dixon team and its supply chain partners adopting Covid-19 safe working practices, as prescribed by the Construction Leadership Council to deliver the project during and throughout the pandemic.

Early contractor engagement created an integrated team, this approach promoted early supply chain who were able to explore options. These contributions identified cost pressures were explored prior to construction commencing early supply chain engagement ensures identified risks were mitigated and social value opportunities maximised.

The Results

Considered a total success, achieved handover on time, whilst working throughout Covid-19, completed with zero defects and completed on budget. This facility is now occupied and enjoyed by local residents helping ease a back log demand.




Achieved locally

SME Spend


Added Value


Client Satisfaction

Client Testimonials

“It is brilliant that the hard work of so many parties in bringing Hale End Court to life has been recognised by this award. From the very beginning, this project has set out to deliver a modern and comfortable home for our residents, while minimising the environmental impact and meeting time and budget targets.”

“I am so proud that we have been able to open the doors to this major development for the community after the project was delivered on time and on budget despite the challenges of Covid-19. Hale End Court is the tenth supported living facility in the Council’s portfolio of affordable independent living and will benefit so many.”

Contractor Performance | Commitments


99% of regular payments and did not exceed 30 days


Constructed from CLT (cross laminated timber), achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating



CLOCS compliant


WINNER for SECBE Awards 2022 for : Project of the Year over £10m award

LABC Regional Winners – LABC Building Excellence Awards 2022


SCF Handover & Aftercare Contractor Promise compliant

SCF Framework Manager

Kingsley Clarke

Email: kingsley.clarke@devon.gov.uk

Phone: 07805760622

Contractor Framework Manager

Guy Dawes

Email: guy.dawes@willmottdixon.co.uk

Phone: 07989179444