Winvic has appointed Rob Cook to manage the civils and infrastructure team, where he will be in charge of schemes and projects which enable future industrial, commercial and multi-room developments for their blue-chip client base
Rob Cook joins Winvic from Graham Construction. He has over 20 years of construction experience with a number of leading firms, comprising operational, framework-led and strategic work across utilities, underground cabling and tunnelling, drainage and major roads managed by Highways England
Winvic’s managing director, David Ward, commented: “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.”
Cook’s knowledge extends across the public and private sectors and he has experience implementing processes and programmes, as well as taking a commercially prudent, client-first approach to schemes.
Additionally, he has promoted good health and safety throughout his career, focusing on driving down site incidents and inspiring a behavioural safety culture. He has already praised Winvic’s recently launched health and safety behavioural change programme – the ‘Doing It Right’ initiative – and is looking forward to being proactive in this area.
Rob Cook, said: “I am excited about the challenge the role at Winvic presents me, working with my new team and the existing senior leadership, we have a great opportunity to not only deliver project excellence but to further grow our wider offering to the sector.
“I believe I have the right skillset to complement and develop the existing Winvic team and already feel at home with the Winvic culture.”
Winvic’s recent projects
Existing projects include numerous town and city ‘Gateway’ sites such as the recently completed 700-acre SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (SLPEMG). As a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP), it comprised new carriageways and motorway slip roads, a rail freight terminal, numerous structures, major utility works and diversions as well as in excess of 5m m3 of earthworks.
The three-year SLPEMG project was managed by project manager Mark Skelton, who has now been promoted to contracts director, where he will give operational support to Cook and will be responsible for all of Winvic’s civils and infrastructure project teams.