Heritage Skills Centre achieves 36.5 Considerate Constructors score!

Robert Woodhead Ltd has achieved a Considerate Constructors score of 36.5 at Lincoln Castle’s new Heritage Skills Centre.

Having won a competitive bid in August 2011 to construct the new Heritage Skills Centre, Robert Woodhead was eager to achieve an excellent score under theConsiderate Constructors Scheme (CCS). The score of 36.5 places the project in the top 10% of sites nationally.

Work started on the Skills Centre in October 2011 and is due for completion in September 2012. As a keen member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, Robert Woodhead Ltd and the Site Manager working on the Heritage Skills Centre project, Peter Winson has been conscious of the need to be sensitive to the needs of the Court and Castle visitors, as both remain open to visitors during the construction period.

Peter comments, “It’s a fantastic achievement to get this score. It demonstrates continuous improvement. Our biggest achievement and also a first for a site of this size is to not have used any skips so far so we are particularly pleased with the 5 out of 5 for the Environment, with 5 being defined as rewarding exceptional and unique activities or initiatives. Obviously as the project progresses we will continue to strive for further improvements, although with other elements receiving 4.5 with 4 recognising measures taken in excess of compliance, this might be a little tricky.”

In summary, Kelvin Wigham JP BSc CEng, the Monitor on behalf of the Considerate Constructors Scheme stated, “The team has recognised the challenges and opportunities presented by a project in such a sensitive and public location and have implemented many good initiatives… The likelihood of completing the project without the use of any waste skips is unique and exceptional. Congratulations to all involved.”

For more details on this exciting project please visit our You Tube Channel where there are two films; “Heritage Skills Centre Lincoln Castle – Revealed” and “Heritage Skills Centre Lincoln Castle Part 1 – The Great Concrete Pour”.

Robert Woodhead Ltd is totally committed to the Considerate Constructors Scheme and registers all projects over £200,000 in value. To this end, one of the Robert Woodhead Ltd sites won a Considerate Constructors Bronze Award; the Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre Project.



The Heritage Skills Centre development is part of a larger regeneration project with £19.9 million set aside by Lincolnshire County Council. The aim is to attract over 250,000 visitors a year to Lincoln Castle.