Willmott Dixon to build home for UK Met Office supercomputer
7 Sep 2015 Exeter -
Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Met Office to build a home for the final part of its supercomputer. Just weeks after handing over one of the world's leading satellite testing facilities at Harwell Science Campus in Oxfordshire, Willmott Dixon's presence in the science and technology sector has further increased with a £20 million contract to build a home for the final part of the Met Office's new supercomputer.
Labelled a "world class asset" by Exeter City Council chief executive Karime Hassan, Willmott Dixon will build the facility to house the final part of the supercomputer over the next 14 months at the Science Park, adjacent to the Met Office. When fully operational in 2017, it will provide additional capacity for the Met Office's existing high performance computing programme.