Students experience being a Site Manager for a day!

As part of Robert Woodhead Ltd’s commitment to young people, Pete Winson, Site Manager at the Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle organised for four Lincoln University Architecture students to experience being site managers for the day.


Each student had a day with Pete Winson and learnt about the trials and tribulations of being a Robert Woodhead Site Manager. They were encouraged to use their problem solving abilities to develop their experience. This new building is the first within Lincoln Castle for over 100 years and the aim is for the building to be BREEAM* ‘very good’. Work started on the Skills Centre in October 2011 and is due for completion in September 2012.

The in-depth insight was the first time the students had been involved in such an initiative and the students really appreciated the opportunity. James Irvine, one of the students said, “When evaluating the day, Robert Woodhead set the bar so high, in terms of site management. This will be the way I want it to be done.” The students have been invited back in a months time to do it all again and see how the project is progressing.

Commenting on the students experience Andy Earl, Lecturer Lincoln University highlighted, “The new techniques and technology used in this construction site places Robert Woodhead years ahead of the text books and its really important for students to see this innovation.”

Find out more about the Heritage Skills Centre project, please see our films:
“Heritage Skills Centre Lincoln Castle – Revealed”
“Heritage Skills Centre Lincoln Castle Part 1 – The Great Concrete Pour”



* BREEAM is the foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation.