While Winvic already has an established track record of civils and infrastructure schemes, and has been delivering programmes to enable building construction since the company was formed – almost 20 years ago – an explosion of stand-alone C&I projects in more recent years has now led to the appointment of a new Civils and Infrastructure Director.

2020 was not without its ups and downs for the construction industry and businesses everywhere, but we started June on a real high with the announcement of Rob Cook’s appointment as Winvic’s Civils and Infrastructure Director. We also became members of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) and have been given a place on its Council. Our freshly activated, strategic focus on projects in this sector also saw the project manager of our three-year SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway scheme, Mark Skelton, promoted to Contracts Director. Rob joins us after 20 successful years in the industry, across both public and private sectors, with a huge range of experience; including operational, framework-led and strategic work across highways, utilities, marine, underground cabling and tunnelling, drainage and major roads managed by Highways England.

His client-first and commercially prudent approach to schemes, his proactive position on health and safety and his expertise in implementing processes and programmes made Rob stand out as an individual aligned with Winvic’s vision.

During the last few months of working to the highest safety standards with the ongoing challenges of Covid-19, we have started on site at six new schemes in this sector, as well as delivering 27 projects across all sectors between March 2020 and March 2021.

Hoyland Common

For example, we started on site at Hoyland Common, an infrastructure project comprising 800,000m3 complex earthworks on a former opencast coal mine, a S278 roundabout and 1.5km of link road and incoming services, in November.

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We have also completed the enabling works at SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton Gateway (SLPNG) and the programme for the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) began in January 2021. Elements include a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) and an intermodal freight terminal, new road infrastructure and improvements on the A508, A45 and M1 J15 – containing a village bypass – numerous junction improvements on the surrounding road network as well as new footways and cycleways. The variety of contract wins – after significant periods of negotiation – for complex, multi-phase and multi-stakeholder civils and infrastructure projects illustrates our efforts to enhance our reputation in earthmoving, highways, bridge and rail works even further. Turn to pages 2 and 3 to read more about Clowes Developments’ new £800 million sustainable neighbourhood called Fairham, IM Properties’ 238-acre employment centre Mercia Park, Prologis’ Intermodal Rail freight Interchange at DIRFT III, and widening and roundabout works on the A5 for Highways England. Don’t forget to visit the news section of our website to keep up to date with all our contract win announcements.

Dave Ward, Managing Director

“Rob is a great addition to our team where we have an ever-growing reputation for delivering complex multi-phase and multi stakeholder civils and infrastructure projects. With Rob on the team it will help amplify our focus on civils and infrastructure and will continue to strengthen our current standing in the sector.”


Winvic Construction Ltd Brampton House, 19 Tenter Road, Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6PZ

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