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BLOG: Design Student Ben says the Best Thing About his Winvic Placement is the People

Posted on November 8, 2023 in A year in industry - 2022-2023

The sixth and final vlog featuring our Year In Industry Students who have not long headed back to uni, is with Benjamin, a Trainee Design Coordinator, who talks about nearing practical completion at Peddimore, a 2.2 million sq ft distribution centre with four storeys for IM Properties. He also mentions his time working at The Residences in Edgbaston, which has been handed over to client Patrizia. You can also watch James, Jacob and Suleman talk about their commercial placements and James and Alex their operations placements if you follow the links.

He explains how his design placement is very varied with targets, from managing project trackers and ensuring information is stored in the right place to coordinating the design process effectively and helping to demonstrate that the building meets the specified criteria, including for the scheme’s BREEAM assessment. Click play to find out what challenges Benjamin has faced – and overcome – and what it’s like to be part of the Winvic team. The Winvic team has helped him grow and learn and he now returns to Univeristy of Birmingham for the final year in his Architectural Design degree.


Benjamin’s advice to any future YII future students is to engage with as many people as possible around site to learn and be able to appreciate everyone’s roles. If this could be you, visit our careers pages, or email

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Winvic has provided multidisciplinary construction services on a national scale since 2001, and ever since has been fostering relationships with a growing list of public and private sector clients. Known for forging pioneering schemes, excelling across all sectors, and affording flexibility to developers and occupiers alike, Winvic has been built on foundations where expectations are exceeded.

Widely known as the UK’s leading industrial ‘shed specialist’, our expertise spans many areas; civils and infrastructure, build-to-rent, student accommodation, office and commercial, fit out works and specialist sustainable builds, including the fulfilment of turnkey project requirements. Our open approach to schemes of any size allows us to be flexible, we have an enviable record of project delivery and we are committed to delivering an ever improving quality of service and product, responsibly, ethically and safely. That’s just the Winvic Way.

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