Simon Wooden

Simon founded Developing Projects in July 2002, with a vision to create a unique project management practice dedicated to ‘making ideas happen’ and for more than 15 years has been doing just that. Simon provides strategic direction and support to all projects managed by the practice. Simon has a great supportive management style which makes the team feel motivated and encouraged. In this environment problems and solutions are openly explored, ensuring that the best approach for our projects.


Simon is currently involved in a number of housing and school projects and a new Education Centre for St Christopher’s Hospice. As with all Developing Projects projects these are well fitted to the ambitions of the practice and our dedication to working on projects which help and improve our ….


Simon’s project experience with Developing Projects includes Five Pancras Square, a new BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ building for the London Borough of Camden, providing office accommodation, a library and access centre, and a public leisure centre including a swimming pool. This scheme is part of the King's Cross Central regeneration where Simon has also been responsible for 2 new schools. Simon also led the Central Somers Town Project, including redevelopment of the Edith Neville Primary School, new community facilities, residential development on 3 sites and two areas of public open space.


Past projects include the ‘Golden Lane Campus’ for the London Borough of Islington. This award winning project, adjacent to the Barbican in Central London, involved the co-location of four separate organisations providing inclusive education and care for nursery and primary age children. Simon has particular expertise in procurement, designing processes most appropriate to the particular requirements of each project, ensuring that briefs are comprehensive and robust; always working towards engaging the best teams possible.


Prior to establishing Developing Projects, Simon was Head of Construction Management at the BBC, leading an 80 plus strong professional team designing and managing £40M to £50M of construction activity per annum.