Warwickshire County Council has appointed Willmott Dixon Interiors to deliver the £3.8m refurbishment of its storage facilities in Warwick.

The office fit-out and refurbishment specialist contractor has started work on the 50,000 sq ft warehouse facility at Hawkes Point, on the Heathcote Industrial Estate.

The warehouse, which has been used as a storage facility by Warwickshire County Council, will be divided into individual storage space to enable occupation by several council departments, including fleet maintenance, library services, archaeology, music, facilities services, rights of way, transport operations and catering services.

Willmott Dixon Interiors will also make external alterations to the building, including the remodelling and expansion of the existing car park, with part of the yard adapted to accommodate bus-parking bays.

Designed by architects, Pick Everard, to achieve the BREEAM Excellent energy efficiency standard, the project is expected to complete by the end of January 2020.

Phil Crowther, operations director at Willmott Dixon Interiors, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Warwickshire County Council to deliver the refurbishment and remodelling of its storage facility in Warwick. The appointment further demonstrates the strength of our reputation in creating fantastic spaces able to meet the aspirations of both public and private sector organisations seeking high quality accommodation within the region. Through our close connection to Willmott Dixon’s construction arm, we are in a unique position to provide a fully one-stop service for our customers.”

Willmott Dixon Interiors is one of the UK’s largest specialists in high-quality interior works up to a value of £30m, covering brand roll outs and refreshes as well as property fit-outs and refurbishments.

As part of its commitment to leaving a lasting positive legacy in the Warwickshire area, Willmott Dixon Interiors hosted a construction-based careers fair at Myton School in Warwick. The team working on Hawkes Point is also offering apprenticeship and work experience opportunities for local people.

Last year Willmott Dixon Interiors engaged more than 4,000 young people in site visits and workshops, as well as offering 84 apprenticeships and 61 work experience placements.