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Francesca Wilkinson

Francesca Wilkinson

Assistant Environmental Manager, Willmott Dixon


  • Sustainability
  • Energy efficiency
  • Carbon reduction

Already recognised as one of the construction industry’s future leaders, Francesca specialises in sustainability, energy efficiency and the reduction of carbon emissions.

Recent activities include leading the Energy SynergyTM process for Constructing West Midlands project, University of Warwick Sports & Wellness Hub. Using TM54 modelling, occupancy data and consultation with building users, Francesca produced realistic energy consumption predictions, which reduced in-use energy costs by more than £40k and carbon emission reductions by 98,520kgC02. Francesca also plays a key role in Willmott Dixon’s 2030 Sustainability Strategy ‘Now or Never’ responsible for delivering on our ambition for all our new buildings to achieve net
operational carbon by 2030, and net zero embodied carbon by 2040.

Francesca has led on the new and emerging field of calculating embodied carbon whilst clearly communicating the key information and sensitivities of the construction elements. This work has taken Willmott Dixon from contractor to trusted partner for several of our customers.

She also leads the coordination of all the BREEAM projects in the West Midlands, identifying risk and opportunities to balance cost with tangible benefits to customers. This is in addition to her environmental role ensuring compliance is maintained on sites and delivering improvements in areas such as waste and carbon reductions.

Working collaboratively with internal teams and supply chain partners Francesca drives positive and sustained change for the benefit of Willmott Dixon, the wider community and the environment.

Francesca is a graduate of Willmott Dixon’s management trainee programme and in 2020 was crowned ‘Future Leader’ at the West Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards.

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