Willmott Dixon has been appointed to refurbish the Grade II listed Old Admiralty Building in Horseguards Parade into the new home for The Department for Education (DfE).
Procured under Scape Group’s National Major Works framework, the project is being led by fit-out specialists Willmott Dixon Interiors, which last year transformed the Grade II listed Commonwealth Institute in Kensington into the new home for the Design Museum.
The Department for Education Commercial Director and EFSA Director of Capital, Mike Green, commented: “The Old Admiralty Building is important for Government as a large and strategically placed freehold. By renovating and upgrading the building, we are maximising the value of this important heritage asset and providing a good home for the Department.”
The project will be delivered at the same time Willmott Dixon is rejuvenating another famous Grade II listed building, Alexandra Palace, with a team bringing back to life the east wing so it can become a major visitor attraction.