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Blog: Featured finalist - Cobham LCO Design Consortium (Willmott Dixon)

01 June 2018

Integration and Collaborative Working

Number of staff: 354

Launch date: July 2017

The Design Consortium consists of 20 consultants across a variety of design disciplines.  It was established by Willmott Dixon to objectively make early engagement possible on every project, to allow designs teams to gel, to ensure prompt payment and facilitate the sharing of lessons learned. Partnering companies were selected on the basis of shared values; the ability to work together collaboratively and a joint commitment to develop the relationship.  Commercial arrangements did not constitute part of the selection criteria.

The Design Consortium Partners (DCPs) have a 'One Team Ethos' and have integrated into Willmott Dixon office activities and team meetings as well as taking part in Consortium Tuesdays involving three DCPs hot desk in the offices once a week. 

The benefits of early engagement, common understanding and familiarity have enabled all parties to operate collaboratively.  The option to extend these types of relationships up and down the supply chain and with other companies holds the promise of yet more benefits, lower costs, smoother delivery and ultimately a better outcome for the end client.



The winners of the Integration and Collaboration category will be announced at the awards ceremony and gala dinner on the 28th of June at the Royal Lancaster London. For more information about the event. or to book a ticket, click here.







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